Bernhard Prinz

1953 · Germany

Artist biography

Bernhard Prinz is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Bernhard Prinz was born in 1953. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Bernhard Prinz' Gallery representation

Bernhard Prinz' work is on display at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Bernhard Prinz

Bernhard Prinz was born in 1953 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements gained popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Bernhard Prinz

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