Christoph Brünggel

1980 · Germany

Artist biography

Christoph Brünggel is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Mark Mender, Aljoscha, Georg Karl Pfahler, Heinrich Riebesehl, and Elmar Vestner. Christoph Brünggel was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christoph Brünggel's work is on display at Galerie Bob Gysin located in Zurich, Switzerland. Christoph Brünggel's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Bob Gysin in Zurich (22 March 2018 until 24 March 2018) with the exhibition Die Kunst geht weiter....

Further Biographical Context for Christoph Brünggel

Christoph Brünggel was born in 1980 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on less established artists.

Christoph Brünggel

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