Heiner Blum

1959 · Germany

Artist biography

Heiner Blum is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany. Heiner Blum was born in 1959. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Heiner Blum.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Heiner Blum's work is on display at Galerie Bärbel Grässlin in Frankfurt, Germany. Heiner Blum most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Bärbel Grässlin in Frankfurt with the exhibition The Eighties. The exhibition was open from 01 July 2019 until 30 August 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Heiner Blum

Born in 1959, Heiner Blum's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains 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 prominence 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. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. 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, transient conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Heiner Blum

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