Bernhard Martin

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

Bernhard Martin is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Herbert List, Nicole Ahland, Maria Eichhorn, Zdeněk Čubrda, and Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani. Bernhard Martin was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bernhard Martin's work is on display at CHOI&LAGER Gallery in Cologne, Germany. Bernhard Martin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Dittrich & Schlechtriem in Berlin with the exhibition DISCONNECTED TRUTHS. The exhibition was open from 12 September 2019 until 01 November 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Bernhard Martin

Born in 1966, Bernhard Martin's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous 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 key 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 leading 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Bernhard Martin

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