Christoph Ruckhäberle

1972 · Germany

Artist biography

Christoph Ruckhäberle is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other prominent artists such as Dorothee Joachim, Katharina Ziemke, Shila Khatami, Xerxes Ach, and Mymo. Christoph Ruckhäberle was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christoph Ruckhäberle is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Denmark, and France. Some of those galleries are Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom, Sorry We're Closed in Belgium, and Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Denmark. Christoph Ruckhäberle's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Image at Galerie Kleindienst in Leipzig, Germany. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 18 October 2019.

Christoph Ruckhäberle in private collections

On Artland Christoph Ruckhäberle's works can be found in the following collections: Tony Mangle, who for instance also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Yelena Popova, Susumu Kamijo and Craig Drennen; and Børge Igor Brandt, who likewise has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Dai Guangyu, Hans Henrik Lerfeldt and Torben Ribe.

Further Biographical Context for Christoph Ruckhäberle

Born in 1972, Christoph Ruckhäberle's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. 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 group of practitioners. Many 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 renowned 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 rebellious 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 quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.

Christoph Ruckhäberle

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 2

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