1967 · Germany
Elger Esser is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other prominent artists such as Eyrich von Motz , Mike Okay, Marco Reichert, Conrad Felixmüller, and Christian Borchert. Elger Esser was born in 1967.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Elger Esser's work, including galleries in countries such as Austria, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Some of those galleries are Robilant + Voena | London and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Halle in Austria. Elger Esser's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Villa Kast in Austria (23 November 2018 until 22 December 2018) with the exhibition CHARITY. Elger Esser's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Entre temps et durée (05 November 2019 - 08 January 2020) at Galerie RX in Paris and Oeuvres Choisies (10 May 2019 - 12 June 2019) at Galerie RX in Paris. Elger Esser's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Morgenland and took place at Kewenig | Berlin in Germany from the 25 November 2017 to 27 January 2018.
Further Biographical Context for Elger Esser
Born in 1967, Elger Esser was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.