1968 · Germany
Erik Schmidt is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Judith Schwinn, Michael Van Ofen, Markus Linnenbrink, Marina, and Ursula Schulz-Dornburg. Erik Schmidt was born in 1968.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Erik Schmidt's work, which are carlier I gebauer I Madrid in Spain and carlier | gebauer in Germany. Erik Schmidt's work has most recently been exhibited at carlier I gebauer I Madrid in Spain (15 November 2019 until 14 February 2020) with the exhibition From Hand To Mind. Erik Schmidt's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Sehnsucht und Fall (24 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) at Kunstsaele Berlin in Germany and The Only Way Is Up (07 June 2019 - 19 July 2019) at carlier | gebauer in Germany.
Further Biographical Context for Erik Schmidt
Born in 1968, Erik Schmidt was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 culture. The 1980s were an important 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 popular 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.