Angela Flaig

1948 · Germany

Artist biography

Angela Flaig is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Germany. Angela Flaig was born in 1948. Artists Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn are of the same generation and same country as Angela Flaig.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Angela Flaig's work is available for viewing at Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky located in Vienna, Austria. Angela Flaig most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky in Vienna with the exhibition flower | power. The exhibition was open from 05 June 2019 until 12 July 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Angela Flaig

Born in 1948, Angela Flaig was largely influenced by the 1960s growing up. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely influential era which engendered an important number of breaks and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with ground-breaking values and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Honesty and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally seduced by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. globally, a significant number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Angela Flaig

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