Erasmus Schröter

1956 · Germany

Artist biography

Erasmus Schröter is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Germany. Erasmus Schröter was born in 1956. Also born in Germany around 1956 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Erasmus Schröter's Gallery representation

Erasmus Schröter is represented by Galerie Kleindienst located in Leipzig, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Erasmus Schröter

Erasmus Schröter was born in 1956, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideologies of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to give life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Erasmus Schröter

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