Jürgen Klauke

1943 · Germany

Artist biography

Jürgen Klauke is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany. Jürgen Klauke was born in 1943. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jürgen Klauke's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Austria, Denmark, and France. Galleries exhibiting Jürgen Klauke's work include Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman | Vienna in Austria, Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, and Suzanne Tarasieve LOFT 19 in France. Jürgen Klauke most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Annely Juda Fine Art in London (08 November 2017 until 14 December 2017) with the exhibition Dark. Jürgen Klauke's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Ruberl in Vienna (05 June 2018 - 27 July 2018) with the name Körperzeichen II and Galerie Guido W. Baudach in Berlin (28 April 2017 - 10 June 2017) with the name Bewegtes Ich. Jürgen Klauke's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Bewegtes Ich and took place at Galerie Guido W. Baudach in Berlin, Germany from the 28 April 2017 to 10 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Jürgen Klauke

Born in 1943, Jürgen Klauke was largely influenced by the 1960s. In the art world, a multitude of significant changes were also taking place. Pop Art, embodying the culture of mass media through the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was slowly breaking down the bases on which the creation and reception of art were built. Drawing from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists refuted the authority of highbrow art and created a ground-breaking movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional expression and focused on art’s theoretical aspect – aspiring to pure visual responses. Honesty and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly composed of polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. Exploring further into some of the concepts inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – decidedly relating to Minimalism, with an essentially ruled-based approach, emptied of any emotional features. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. worldwide, a significant number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Jürgen Klauke