Erik Parker

1968 · Germany

Artist biography

Erik Parker is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Artur B., Franz Burkhardt, Eva-Maria Schön, Michael Stalherm , and Gerhard Richter. Erik Parker was born in 1968.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Erik Parker's work, including galleries in countries such as Denmark, Spain, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, Galería Javier López & Fer Francés in Spain, as well as Honor Fraser in the United States. Erik Parker most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Stems Gallery in Brussels with the exhibition NEW IMAGE PORTRAIT CURATED BY TODD KRAMER. The exhibition was open from 23 April 2019 until 31 May 2019. Erik Parker's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is NEW SOUL, which took place at Mary Boone Gallery | Uptown in New York, the United States (10 January 2019 - 02 March 2019).

Erik Parker in private collections

There are two collectors in possession of works by Erik Parker at Artland. These collectors include Jens-Peter Brask and Robert Mollers, who also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Thomas Flechtner, and Graham Collins.

Further Biographical Context for Erik Parker

Born in 1968, Erik Parker was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 decade. 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 leading 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 primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Erik Parker

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 5

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