Christoph Blawert

1981 · Germany

Artist biography

Christoph Blawert is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Artur B., Josef Tokayer, Michael Wesely, Woldemar Winkler, and Klaus Vom Bruch. Christoph Blawert was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christoph Blawert's work is on display at Produzentengalerie located in Hamburg, Germany. Christoph Blawert most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Waldburger Wouters in Brussels with the exhibition Finishing Line. The exhibition was open from 04 June 2019 until 13 July 2019. Christoph Blawert's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; YOU WILL LOOK LIKE YOURSELF AGAIN (12 January 2019 - 02 February 2019) at LangArt in Amsterdam and Im Garten der Dichter (04 April 2019 - 07 June 2019) at Produzentengalerie in Hamburg.

Further Biographical Context for Christoph Blawert

Christoph Blawert was born in 1981 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created images with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.

Christoph Blawert

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