Christian Awe

1978 · Germany

Artist biography

Christian Awe is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other renowned artists such as Simon Hemmer, Thomas Bayrle, Claus Richter, Isabel Kirschner, and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer Aaron Garber-Maikovska. Christian Awe was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christian Awe is represented and exhibited by Galerie Ludorff located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Christian Awe's work are exhibited at the exhibition, New Acquisitions Spring 2020 at Galerie Ludorff in Düsseldorf, Germany. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 05 September 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Christian Awe

Born in 1978, Christian Awe grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Christian Awe

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