Doug Thielscher

1967 · Germany

Artist biography

Doug Thielscher is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other well-known artists such as Irena Eden, Nina Tobien, Martin Dammann, Monika Brandmeier, and Elger Esser. Doug Thielscher was born in 1967.

Further Biographical Context for Doug Thielscher

Doug Thielscher was born in 1967 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Doug Thielscher

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