Gabriele Hünninger

1957

Artist biography

Gabriele Hünninger is an established contemporary visual artist. Gabriele Hünninger was born in 1957. Artists Susanna Berger-Kibler, Robert Barron, Alexander Dobrovolsky, Dragan Azdejkovic, and Ida Aslanian are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gabriele Hünninger

Gabriele Hünninger was born in 1957 was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to give life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Gabriele Hünninger

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