1963 · Germany
Gerhard Lang is seen as an established artist, who was born in Germany - other established artists such as Alexander Heim, Patrick Von Kalckreuth, Alice Schorbach, Ralph Baiker, and Annette Schröter were also born in Germany. Gerhard Lang was born in 1963.
Gerhard Lang's exhibition
Further Biographical Context for Gerhard Lang
Born in 1963, Gerhard Lang was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.