Elvira Bach

1951 · Germany

Artist biography

Elvira Bach is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Germany. Elvira Bach was born in 1951. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Elvira Bach's work is on display at DIE GALERIE located in Frankfurt, Germany. Elvira Bach's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition PACK DEN BADEANZUG EIN at Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 26 June 2019 until 30 August 2019. Elvira Bach's work has also been exhibited during the 40 Jahre DIE GALERIE ∙ 40 Years of DIE GALERIE exhibition at DIE GALERIE in Frankfurt, Germany (27 March 2019 - 31 May 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Elvira Bach

Elvira Bach was born in 1951 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the era. The critically engaged Mono-Ha movement, comprised of Japanese and Korean artists, blossomed in Tokyo in the 1970s. Rejecting conventional ideas of representation, the artists favoured an interpretation of the world through an engagement with materials and an examination of their properties. The artworks would often consist of encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, mostly unchanged intact.

Elvira Bach

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