Horst Münch

1951 · Germany

Artist biography

Horst Münch is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Horst Münch was born in 1951. Also born in Germany around 1951 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Horst Münch is represented by Galerie Anke Schmidt located in Cologne, Germany. Horst Münch's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Art Cologne 2019 at Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition was open from 10 April 2019 until 13 April 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Horst Münch

Horst Münch was born in 1951 was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline 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 fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. All over, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical theories it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Horst Münch

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