Axel Bottenberg

1961 · Germany

Artist biography

Axel Bottenberg is an established artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Sven Druehl, Lee Dona Nelson, Sabine Herrmann, Michael Schmidt, and Alexander Lieck. Axel Bottenberg was born in 1961.

Further Biographical Context for Axel Bottenberg

Born in 1961, Axel Bottenberg was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Axel Bottenberg

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