Axel Lieber

1960 · Germany

Artist biography

Axel Lieber is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany. Axel Lieber was born in 1960. Born in the same country and around the same year are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Axel Lieber is represented by two galleries, Galerie Mark Müller and Taubert Contemporary in Berlin, Switzerland and Germany respectively. Axel Lieber most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Taubert Contemporary in Berlin with the exhibition illicit constuctions. The exhibition was open from 27 April 2018 until 29 June 2018. Axel Lieber's only other exhibition is whodunnit, which took place at Taubert Contemporary in Berlin, Germany (05 July 2019 - 30 August 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Axel Lieber

Axel Lieber was born in 1960 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Axel Lieber

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