Heribert C. Ottersbach

1960 · Germany

Artist biography

Heribert C. Ottersbach is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany. Heribert C. Ottersbach was born in 1960. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Heribert C. Ottersbach is represented by Beck & Eggeling located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Heribert C. Ottersbach most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Akira Ikeda Gallery | Berlin in Germany (09 August 2018 until 24 November 2018) with the exhibition NAKED Drawing ↔ Painting 1980 - 2018. Heribert C. Ottersbach's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; IDENTITY AND TERRAIN (05 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf and GEHEIMNIS DER DINGE. MALSTÜCKE (16 November 2018 - 02 February 2019) at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf. Heribert C. Ottersbach's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Strange Beauty and took place at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf, Germany from the 10 November 2017 to 20 January 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Heribert C. Ottersbach

Born in 1960, Heribert C. Ottersbach was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured his reputation as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global reach of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Heribert C. Ottersbach

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