Carsten Nicolai

1965 · Germany

Artist biography

Carsten Nicolai is a visual artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Hans-Jürgen Raabe, Tobias Donat, Joseph Zehrer, Moses & Taps™, and Colin Penno. Carsten Nicolai was born in 1965.


Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Carsten Nicolai's work, including galleries in countries like Italy, the United States, and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Carsten Nicolai's work include Galleria Lorcan O'Neill and Pinksummer in Italy, and PACE | New York in the United States.

Carsten Nicolai in private collections

Carsten Nicolai's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: 🌙. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Won Sou-Yeol, Michele Gabriele, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Further Biographical Context for Carsten Nicolai

Born in 1965, Carsten Nicolai's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Carsten Nicolai

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