Gerhard Faulhaber

1945 · Germany

Artist biography

Gerhard Faulhaber is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Gerhard Faulhaber was born in 1945. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gerhard Faulhaber's work is available for viewing at Zwinger Galerie located in Berlin, Germany. Gerhard Faulhaber most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Zwinger Galerie in Berlin (04 July 2019 until 14 September 2019) with the exhibition "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue".

Further Biographical Context for Gerhard Faulhaber

Born in 1945, Gerhard Faulhaber's creative work was largely influenced by the 1960s. The universal impact of the 1960s was truly sensational across the globe. Illustrative of a time inspiring both faith and anger, the 1960s triggered an outburst of new ideologies and movements, truly exciting and spectacular. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly influential impact globally, mainly defined by the Iron Curtain dividing Europe both physically and spiritually, and significantly marked by the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing assumptions on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The incredible escalation of mass consumerism also defined the era, engendering new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism developed the crucial idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the real world. Born of a desire to erase all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Minimalism became significant through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was an essential by-product of the latter, simultaneously critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that echoed through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, distinctive to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for example, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to portray the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Gerhard Faulhaber

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