Florian Maier-Aichen

1973 · Germany

Artist biography

Florian Maier-Aichen is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Danai Anesiadou, Johanna R. Wiens, Peter Krauskopf, Thomas Arnold'S, and Julia Fullerton-Batten. Florian Maier-Aichen was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Florian Maier-Aichen is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, Norway, and the United States. Galleries include Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Galleri K in Oslo, as well as 303 Gallery in New York. Florian Maier-Aichen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri K in Oslo (05 March 2020 until 15 March 2020) with the exhibition TEFAF. Florian Maier-Aichen's only other exhibition is 303 GALLERY: 303 YEARS, which took place at 303 Gallery in New York, the United States (17 July 2019 - 15 August 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Florian Maier-Aichen

Florian Maier-Aichen was born in 1973 and was largely 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 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 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet commercial. 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 such as 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 quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.

Florian Maier-Aichen

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