Florian Auer

1984 · Germany

Artist biography

Florian Auer is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Bettina Flitner, Jack Bilbo, Jan Kolata, Christa Näher, and Jörg Herold. Florian Auer was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Florian Auer's work is available for viewing at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler in Berlin, Germany. Florian Auer most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Berthold Pott in Cologne with the exhibition Place Vendôme. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 04 October 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Florian Auer

Born in 1984, Florian Auer was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this period. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes present in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Florian Auer

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