Dan Halter

1977 · Zimbabwe

Artist biography

Dan Halter is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Zimbabwe, like other famous artists such as Moffat Takadiwa, Craig Wylie, Adrian Hermanides, Claude Jammet, and Admire Kamudzengerere. Dan Halter was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dan Halter's work is available for viewing at Galerie Dominique Fiat located in Paris, France. Dan Halter's work has most recently been exhibited at This Is No Fantasy in Melbourne (19 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Plenty Sits Still, Hunger is a Wanderer.

Further Biographical Context for Dan Halter

Born in 1977, Dan Halter grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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 collective of artists, 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 successful 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 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 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international 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 exerted a strong influence on less established artists.

Dan Halter

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