Benjamin Appel

1978 · Germany

Artist biography

Benjamin Appel is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Joseph Beuys, Franziskus Wendels, Reinhard Voss, Christian Frosch, and George Grosz. Benjamin Appel was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Benjamin Appel is represented and exhibited by ASPN in Leipzig, Germany. Benjamin Appel most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Christine König Galerie in Vienna with the exhibition ÄPFEL BIRNEN ANANAS. The exhibition was open from 24 January 2019 until 02 March 2019. Benjamin Appel's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; ASPN in Leipzig (05 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) with the name Den Spalt zwischen Wand und Waschmaschine füllen. (S) and ASPN in Leipzig (28 June 2019 - 02 August 2019) with the name In Abeyance.

Further Biographical Context for Benjamin Appel

Born in 1978, Benjamin Appel was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

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Benjamin Appel

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