Daniel Lergon

1978 · Germany

Artist biography

Daniel Lergon is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Demian Kern, Sabrina Meissner, Olaf Metzel, Kathrin Burmester, and Michaela Melian. Daniel Lergon was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Daniel Lergon's work is on display in 4 galleries around the world, in countries such as Denmark, Italy, and Sweden. Galleries include Andersen's in Copenhagen, Galleria Mario Iannelli in Rome, as well as Larsen Warner in Stockholm. Daniel Lergon's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Crone | Wien in Vienna (04 June 2019 until 25 July 2019) with the exhibition Über Rot. Daniel Lergon's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Monochromes (28 November 2019 - 27 February 2020) at Galleria Mario Iannelli in Rome and RESONANCE (04 October 2019 - 14 November 2019) at Galleria Mario Iannelli in Rome. Daniel Lergon's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Crimson and took place at Galerie Christian Lethert in Cologne, Germany from the 11 April 2019 to 27 June 2019.

Daniel Lergon in private collections

On Artland, Daniel Lergon's works can be seen in several Collections, including Jens-Peter Brask and Hallberg Collection. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Ruth Asawa, Choi Jun Kun, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Further Biographical Context for Daniel Lergon

Born in 1978, Daniel Lergon's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. 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, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many 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 YBAs 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 garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this period. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes present in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Daniel Lergon

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 4

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