Dirk Lange

1972 · Germany

Artist biography

Dirk Lange is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Karin von Oldershausen, Anton Atzenhofer, Annette Meincke-Nagy, Henrik U. Müller, and Claudia Angelmaier. Dirk Lange was born in 1972.

Dirk Lange's Gallery representation

Dirk Lange's work is on display at Galerie Michael Haas in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Dirk Lange

Born in 1972, Dirk Lange grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Dirk Lange

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