Bernd Lohaus

1940 · Germany

Artist biography

Bernd Lohaus is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Germany. Bernd Lohaus was born in 1940. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth and Frank Auerbach.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bernd Lohaus is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as Austria, France, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna, Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris, and Daniel Marzona in Berlin. Bernd Lohaus most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Geukens & De Vil in Antwerp (19 January 2019 until 01 March 2019) with the exhibition PRESQUE RIEN. Bernd Lohaus' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Sofie Van de Velde in Antwerp (29 September 2018 - 27 September 2018) with the name Group show, Soft? and Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris (08 November 2019 - 19 December 2019) with the name Group Exhibition. Bernd Lohaus' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Bernd Lohaus and took place at Daniel Marzona in Berlin, Germany from the 29 April 2017 to 17 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Bernd Lohaus

Born in 1940, Bernd Lohaus was predominantly inspired by the 1960s growing up. Art turned into a vehicle for ideologies and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing concurrently as the most defining art movements of the decade. Pop Art in New York city embraced the culture of mass media and mass consumerism, with Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann getting inspired by television, comic strips, billboards and other products of the rise of Capitalism for their artworks. On the other side of the country, the West Coast in California, the first elements of what would be known as Conceptual art were developing. Minimalism established the central idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the real world. Born of a desire to erase all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Minimalism became influential through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was a fundamental by-product of the latter, simultaneously critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that echoed through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, particular to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for instance, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism strongly influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to depict the raw human emotions often connected to reflections on death and the haunting angst of the meaninglessness of life.

Bernd Lohaus

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