Federico Luger

1979 · Italy

Artist biography

Federico Luger is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Italy, like other prominent artists such as Michela Martello, Gaia Petra Sana, Mario Giacomelli, Elena El Asmar, and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Federico Luger was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Federico Luger's work is available for viewing at Opere Scelte located in Turin, Italy. Federico Luger most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at SPAZIO|22 in Milan (08 October 2019 until 14 January 2020) with the exhibition Blue Braque.

Federico Luger in private collections

On Artland Federico Luger's art can be found in the following collection: Marc1 which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Miriam Tölke, Willy Spiller, and Shahnaz Aghayeva.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical era of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its immense artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that epitomizes the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been an intense period of cultural and political awakenings, engendering revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although significantly affected by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most powerful artistic centres, home to cutting-edge movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly eminent Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Federico Luger

Born in 1979, Federico Luger's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. A group 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. 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 renowned 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Federico Luger

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 2

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