Gitte Hähner-Springmühl


Artist biography

Gitte Hähner-Springmühl is an established contemporary artist. Gitte Hähner-Springmühl was born in 1951. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Miguel Angelo D’Alte Rodrigues, Pieter Bömmels, Fik Van Gestel, José María Alonso Jalon, and Mārīte Kluša.

Further Biographical Context for Gitte Hähner-Springmühl

Gitte Hähner-Springmühl was born in 1951 was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, ephemeral conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European ideas of phenomenology.

Gitte Hähner-Springmühl

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