1933 · Germany
C.O. Paeffgen is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. C.O. Paeffgen was born in 1933. Artists Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth and Frank Auerbach are of the same generation and same country as C.O. Paeffgen.
Galleries and Exhibitions
C.O. Paeffgen's work is available on display in multiple galleries recorded on Artland. Galleries include LEVY Galerie in Hamburg, Ruttkowski 68 in Cologne, and Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf. C.O. Paeffgen's work has most recently been exhibited at Kunstsaele Berlin in Germany (22 September 2018 until 17 November 2018) with the exhibition ABENTEUER FREUNDSCHAFT. C.O. Paeffgen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; LEVY Galerie in Hamburg (16 January 2018 - 07 March 2018) with the name Stories Told by Fruit and Vegetable Crates and Ruttkowski 68 in Cologne (11 April 2019 - 25 May 2019) with the name Bildgeschichten. C.O. Paeffgen's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Stories Told by Fruit and Vegetable Crates and took place at LEVY Galerie in Hamburg, Germany from the 16 January 2018 to 07 March 2018.
Further Biographical Context for C.O. Paeffgen
C.O. Paeffgen was born in 1933 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.