Helge Leiberg

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Helge Leiberg is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Helge Leiberg was born in 1954. Born in the same country and around the same year are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Helge Leiberg's work is available for viewing at Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin in Germany. Helge Leiberg's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition BEYOND BLACK at Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin in Germany. The exhibition was open from 26 April 2019 until 17 May 2019. Helge Leiberg's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is FINAL PAINTING NOW, which took place at Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin in Germany (14 June 2019 - 27 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Helge Leiberg

Born in 1954, Helge Leiberg was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to emerge as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days showed that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Helge Leiberg

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