1981 · Germany
Esther Kläs is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other renowned artists such as Lisa -Marie Pefeffel, Jean Leblanc, Nils Bleibtreu, Louisa Clement, and Elisabeth von Samsonow. Esther Kläs was born in 1981.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Esther Kläs' work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Brussels, SpazioA in Pistoia, as well as Peter Blum Gallery in New York. Esther Kläs' work has most recently been exhibited at Geukens & De Vil in Antwerp (19 January 2019 until 01 March 2019) with the exhibition PRESQUE RIEN. Esther Kläs' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Earth (29 September 2018 - 01 December 2018) at SPAZIO|22 in Milan and Second Future (16 November 2018 - 12 January 2019) at Peter Blum Gallery in New York.
Further Biographical Context for Esther Kläs
Born in 1981, Esther Kläs' creative work was largely influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.