Johannes Mueller-Franken

1960 · Germany

Artist biography

Johannes Mueller-Franken is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Johannes Mueller-Franken was born in 1960. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Further Biographical Context for Johannes Mueller-Franken

Johannes Mueller-Franken was born in 1960 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading 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 an influential reputation.

Johannes Mueller-Franken

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