Axel Hütte

1951 · Germany

Artist biography

Axel Hütte is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany. Axel Hütte was born in 1951. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Axel Hütte.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Axel Hütte's work, including galleries in countries like Austria, the Netherlands, and Norway. The galleries exhibiting Axel Hütte's work include Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska in Salzburg, Galerie Akinci in Amsterdam, and Galleri K in Oslo. Axel Hütte's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska in Salzburg (12 July 2019 until 30 August 2019) with the exhibition TRACES OF MEMORY. Axel Hütte's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid (29 November 2018 - 09 February 2019) with the name In anderen Welten and Daniel Marzona in Berlin (25 April 2019 - 14 June 2019) with the name KOSMOS TROPICAL. Axel Hütte's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called In anderen Welten and took place at Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid, Spain from the 29 November 2018 to 09 February 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Axel Hütte

Axel Hütte was born in 1951, grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, developing from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global reach of street art would become extremely influential, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Axel Hütte

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