Franziska Furter

1972 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Franziska Furter is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Switzerland, like other well-known artists such as Frédéric Moser, Levi, Renée, Claudia Ginocchio, Albert Steiner, and Barbara Davi. Franziska Furter was born in 1972.

About Franziska Furter's work

Franziska Furter is best known for creating abstract work. Born in the early 20th century, abstract art can be defined as a movement evading the classical definition of art, which succeeded in creating its own tradition through freedom and a new perception of reality. In abstract artworks, the objects are simplified, modified, and hold little to no reference to the real world. Abstract art represents a fundamental moment in modernism, and its roots can be traced to Impressionism. With Abstraction, the artists are free to explore deep into their emotions, and create completely new and liberated representations of the world, which are inherent to their own perception of it. Wassily Kandinsky, who believed that colours and shapes could be used to represent the artist’s inner turmoil, is often considered as the father of abstract art.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Franziska Furter is represented and exhibited by Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland. Franziska Furter most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich (10 November 2018 until 22 December 2018) with the exhibition Waves and Particles. Franziska Furter's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Diffusion (12 March 2018 - 12 May 2018) at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich and ART COLOGNE 2017 (26 April 2017 - 29 April 2017) at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich. Franziska Furter's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called ART COLOGNE 2017 and took place at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland from the 26 April 2017 to 29 April 2017.

Franziska Furter currently has one work available for purchase on Artland.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the unravelling of Modernism was the establishment of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its initial members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly evolved into an prominent centre of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a haven from political instability elsewhere in Europe. Beforehand, Switzerland had originated some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist period of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another key movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier might have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first autonomous projects were executed in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Important Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Franziska Furter

Franziska Furter was born in 1972, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on less established artists.

Franziska Furter

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