Jörg Langhans

1966

Artist biography

Jörg Langhans is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist. Jörg Langhans was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Chihsin Wang, Gilles Coulon, Enel Desir, Simeonie Kavik, and Joel Ross.

Further Biographical Context for Jörg Langhans

Jörg Langhans was born in 1966 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jörg Langhans

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