Annegret Soltau

1946 · Germany

Artist biography

Annegret Soltau is an established artist, who originates from Germany. Annegret Soltau was born in 1946. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Annegret Soltau is represented and exhibited by Galerie Anita Beckers in Frankfurt, Germany. Annegret Soltau is currently exhibiting at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London with the exhibition Spider (21 February 2020 - 02 April 2020). Annegret Soltau's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Maternality (09 January 2020 - 14 February 2020) at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London and Women Look At Women (15 February 2018 - 31 March 2018) at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London.

Annegret Soltau in private collections

On Artland Annegret Soltau's art can be found in the following collection: sharyn charnas which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Qafar Rzayev, Won Sou-Yeol, and Miriam Tölke.

Further Biographical Context for Annegret Soltau

Born in 1946, Annegret Soltau was largely inspired by the 1960s. The 1960s were a sensational decade internationally, witnessing a proliferation of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place around the world. Psychedelia, an vast increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further epitomised the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was an influential offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world many artistic movements echoed the creative concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Annegret Soltau

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 6

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