Kaspar Ludwig

1989 · Germany

Artist biography

Kaspar Ludwig is an emerging artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Eckart Hahn, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Annette Weisser, Annette Woelfel, and Sean McDowell. Kaspar Ludwig was born in 1989.

Kaspar Ludwig's exhibition

Kaspar Ludwig's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Nicolas Krupp in Basel, Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 08 November 2019 until 17 January 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Kaspar Ludwig

Born in 1989, Kaspar Ludwig was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this period. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes represented in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Kaspar Ludwig