Eva Walker

1981 · Germany

Artist biography

Eva Walker is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Knut Eckstein, Ralf Peters, Max Beckmann, Dora + Maja, and Karl Opfermann. Eva Walker was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eva Walker is represented by Wichtendahl Galerie in Berlin, Germany. Eva Walker's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Fazies - Schichtungen at Wichtendahl Galerie in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 20 February 2020 until 27 March 2020. Eva Walker's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Wichtendahl Galerie in Berlin (12 December 2019 - 03 January 2020) with the name 4:4 and Wichtendahl Galerie in Berlin (19 October 2018 - 01 December 2018) with the name Radierungen und Zeichnungen. Eva Walker's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Drawing Performance: Abstraction From Germany And The United States and took place at Wichtendahl Galerie in Berlin, Germany from the 23 June 2017 to 29 July 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Eva Walker

Born in 1981, Eva Walker was predominantly inspired 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 collective of practitioners. Many 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 entrepreneurial. Due to the high 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 international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created images 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.

Eva Walker

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