Heiko Räpple.

1981 · Germany

Artist biography

Heiko Räpple. is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other renowned artists such as Micha Bar-Am, Max Scheler, Wols, Jörn Vanhöfen, and L.e.t. - Les Enfant Terrible. Heiko Räpple. was born in 1981.

Heiko Räpple.'s Gallery representation

Heiko Räpple. is represented by Galerie Martin Kudlek located in Cologne, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Heiko Räpple.

Heiko Räpple. was born in 1981 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this time. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes represented in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Heiko Räpple.

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