Jårg Geismar

1958 · Germany

Artist biography

Jårg Geismar is an established artist, who originates from Germany. Jårg Geismar was born in 1958. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Jårg Geismar.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jårg Geismar's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Jiri Svestka Gallery in Prague, C&H gallery in Amsterdam, and Jiri Svestka in Berlin. Jårg Geismar most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Jiri Svestka Gallery in Prague (10 July 2019 until 06 September 2019) with the exhibition Follow Me or Don't. Jårg Geismar's only other exhibition is Fly me to the moon , which took place at Ruttkowski 68 in Cologne, Germany (12 October 2018 - 25 November 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Jårg Geismar

Born in 1958, Jårg Geismar's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining global recognition.

Jårg Geismar

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