Günther Wizemann

1953 · Germany

Artist biography

Günther Wizemann is seen as an established artist, who was born in Germany. Günther Wizemann was born in 1953. Also born in Germany around 1953 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Günther Wizemann's exhibition

Günther Wizemann's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Nigredo at Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 13 January 2018 until 24 February 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Günther Wizemann

Günther Wizemann was born in 1953 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive 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 cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. 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 unchanged, ephemeral states. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Günther Wizemann