Frank Thiel

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

Frank Thiel is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Monika Michalko, Christoph Schlingensief, Emmer Sewell, Gunther Böttger, and Caroline Corleone. Frank Thiel was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Frank Thiel's work is available for viewing at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, the United States. Frank Thiel's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition My Garden of Eden at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 09 May 2019 until 24 August 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Frank Thiel

Frank Thiel was born in 1966, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Frank Thiel

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