Andrés Reisenger

1990 · Argentina

Artist biography

Andrés Reisenger is seen as an emerging artist, who was born and brought up in Argentina, like other famous artists such as Elvira Cibotti, Cristina Ghetti, Nicolás Bacal, Vanarski, and Kusnir, Carlos. Andrés Reisenger was born in 1990.

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Andrés Reisenger plays a pivotal role in the fields of Design, Conceptual, Minimalism, Digital and Abstraction. Since the early 20th century, the word “design” has been used to refer to objects appreciated for the aesthetic qualities they convey. It was often used in conjunction with the decorative-arts, but with the societal transformations of the 20th and 21st century, the term “design” expanded to a wider field, and now includes areas such as industrial design, graphic design and fashion design. Some of the most influential design movements include The Arts and Crafts movements and the Bauhaus, which triumphed in unifying artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.

Emerging as an art movement in the 1960s, Conceptualism has sparked a significant amount of controversy and debate, usually provoking strong reactions in its viewership. Conceptual art by essence implies that the idea behind the actual artwork is more valuable than the finished product itself. The research and strategies conducted by the artist represent the most important part of the work, conceptual art thus aims to be an art of the mind, instead of appealing to the senses. Although it refers to art from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s, the origins of Conceptualism can be traced back to 1917, with Marcel Duchamp and his polemical artwork Fontaine, which tried to erase the boundaries between art and reality. Conceptual art is not as straightforward as other movements, as it uses an interdisciplinary approach, and the artworks can take the form of anything - from everyday objects to performances requiring audience participation.

The art movement known as Minimalism came to prominence in the late 1950s and during the 1960s, and has remained one of the most powerful of all modern and contemporary movements. Minimalism first appeared in New York City among a number of growing artists who were moving away from Abstract Expressionism and who preferred a sleek, geometric aesthetic instead, free from expression. Earlier European abstract movements highly influenced American minimalist art creators. During the Second World War period, a large number of European emigrés gathered in New York and works by the Dutch De Stijl artists, Russian Constructivists, and members of the German Bauhaus became well famed, sought after and influential. Each of these groups had established radical forms of abstraction, and inspired artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Robert Morris to explore new aspects in their art. These artists wanted to conceive art that referred only to itself, conceeding the viewer an prompt, entirely visual response. The personal, gestural elements were stripped away with the aim to reveal the objective, formal consituents that comprised paintings and sculptures.

Digital art is at the core of a complex, ever-evolving world where the merging of art and technology gives the artists endless possibilities to create. As technology advances and keeps transforming itself, it allows digital art to continuously evolve and expand. It is in the mid 1980s that the term digital art was first introduced, when artist Harold Cohen started operating a computer painting program, which led to the creation of AARON – a robotic computer program which freely produced artworks. Another pioneer of the genre is non-other than Andy Warhol, who, by manipulating a picture of Debbie Harry on his Commodore Amiga home computer using ProPaint, generated one of the most famous digital artworks ever produced.

Further Biographical Context for Andrés Reisenger

Born in 1990, Andrés Reisenger was largely influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’.

The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

In Japan, a trend began to emerge in response to the boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the 1980s. The comic book culture of manga appeared as an art form, and was allied to trends in advertising and graphic design. One of the leading contemporary Japanese artists was Takashi Murakami, who coined the term ‘Superflat’, a theory influenced by the aesthetic characteristics of manga and the nature of post-war Japanese culture. Having been inspired by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed an influential group of artists called Kaikai Kiki, which became internationally recognised in a number of countries.

Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.

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