Jürgen Drescher

1955 · Germany

Artist biography

Jürgen Drescher is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Germany. Jürgen Drescher was born in 1955. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Jürgen Drescher.

Galleries

Jürgen Drescher is represented by two galleries. These are rodolphe janssen in Brussels, Belgium and Galerie Isabella Czarnowska in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Jürgen Drescher

Jürgen Drescher was born in 1955 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious 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 importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Jürgen Drescher

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