Christoph Niemann

1970 · Germany

Artist biography

Christoph Niemann is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Berta Fischer, artistical.d, Anett Stuth, Philipp Kremer, and Josef Albers. Christoph Niemann was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christoph Niemann is represented by two galleries, Galerie Max Hetzler | Paris and Galerie Max Hetzler | Bleibtreustrasse in France and Germany respectively. Christoph Niemann most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Semjon Contemporary in Berlin with the exhibition collAge. The exhibition was open from 07 February 2020 until 13 March 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann was born in 1970 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group 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, united 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 gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated 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 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

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