Gaby Taplick

1972 · Germany

Artist biography

Gaby Taplick is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Otto Drögsler, Norbert Schwontkowski, Franz Burkhardt, Timo von Eicken, and Marianne Wex. Gaby Taplick was born in 1972.

Gaby Taplick's Gallery representation

Gaby Taplick's work is on display at ARTAe Galerie & Kunstvermittlung in Leipzig, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Gaby Taplick

Born in 1972, Gaby Taplick was primarily 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 varied collective 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 well known 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 attitude that was defiant 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 like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international 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 secured influential status in the artistic community.