Candida Höfer

1944 · Germany

Artist biography

Candida Höfer is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Germany. Candida Höfer was born in 1944. Artists Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn are of the same generation and same country as Candida Höfer.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Candida Höfer's work, including galleries in countries like Italy, the Republic of Korea, and Norway. Some of those galleries are Ben Brown Fine Arts | London in the United Kingdom, Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, and Alberto Peola in Italy. Candida Höfer's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Group Exhibition at Charles Riva Collection in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 04 September 2019 until 28 February 2020. Candida Höfer's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; TEFAF (05 March 2020 - 15 March 2020) at Galleri K in Oslo and About Structures and Colors (27 November 2019 - 06 February 2020) at Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid. Candida Höfer's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Spaces and Places and took place at Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 04 November 2017 to 22 December 2017.

Candida Höfer in private collections

It is the collector CM Collection, who is in possession of artwork by Candida Höfer at Artland. CM Collection also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Tora Aghabayova, and Kaws.

Further Biographical Context for Candida Höfer

Born in 1944, Candida Höfer was predominantly inspired by the 1960s. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging at a similar time. On one hand, Pop advocated the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. The work of art by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the fast developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their primary visual inspiration. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the very first blossoming of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further developed some of the expressive philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, but removed much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that associated this practice with Minimalism. Globally, many artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Candida Höfer

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 9

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