Jan Kämmerling

1977 · Germany

Artist biography

Jan Kämmerling is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Jakob Kupfer, Menno Aden, Hans Scheib, Harald Popp, and Mat Hennek. Jan Kämmerling was born in 1977.

Jan Kämmerling's Gallery representation

Jan Kämmerling's work is on display at Galerie Jean Brolly located in Paris, France.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Kämmerling

Born in 1977, Jan Kämmerling was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Jan Kämmerling

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