Clemens Behr

1985 · Germany

Artist biography

Clemens Behr is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Stefan Strube, Klaus Buesen, Axel Bottenberg, Brigitte Carnochan, and Ludwig Kreutzer. Clemens Behr was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Clemens Behr is represented by Loom Gallery located in Milan, Italy. Clemens Behr's work has most recently been exhibited at Mini Galerie in Amsterdam (06 February 2020 until 09 February 2020) with the exhibition Art Rotterdam: Non Colour | Booth 60. Clemens Behr's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Mini Salon at De School (09 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) at Mini Galerie in Amsterdam and Cracks in the Soft Spot (03 November 2018 - 01 December 2018) at Mini Galerie in Amsterdam. Clemens Behr's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Cracks in the Soft Spot and took place at Mini Galerie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 03 November 2018 to 01 December 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Clemens Behr

Born in 1985, Clemens Behr was predominantly influenced by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as 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 known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known 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'. Relational Aesthetics became a core idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Clemens Behr