Inge Mahn

1943 · Germany

Artist biography

Inge Mahn is seen as an established artist, who originates from Germany. Inge Mahn was born in 1943. Also born in Germany around 1943 and of the same generation are Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Inge Mahn is represented by Galerie Max Hetzler | Paris in France. Inge Mahn's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Max Hetzler | Paris in France (10 January 2019 until 16 February 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition. Inge Mahn's only other exhibition is Adult Toys, which took place at KWADRAT Berlin in Germany (22 November 2019 - 25 January 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Inge Mahn

Born in 1943, Inge Mahn's creative work was largely influenced by the 1960s. The 1960s were a sensational decade internationally, bearing witness to great increase of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place across the globe. Psychedelia, an vast increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was an influential offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world a number of artistic movements echoed the creative concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Inge Mahn

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