Katharina Hinsberg

1967 · Germany

Artist biography

Katharina Hinsberg is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Aleksandar Krajinovic, Katharina Schnitzler, Christian Weihrauch, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, and Pia Dehne. Katharina Hinsberg was born in 1967.

About Katharina Hinsberg's works

Katharina Hinsberg's work is representative of the fields of Minimalism, Conceptual and Abstraction. Minimalism is among the most significant contemporary art movements, which came to be at the end of the 1950s, and remained extremely significant throughout the 1960s. First appearing in New York City, Minimalism initially grew from a will to break away from Abstract Expressionism, especially among younger, emerging artists. They preferred a polished formal aesthetic, rather geometrical and bare of any expression. The Second World War era saw a significant number of European artistic exiles gathering in New York City, and artworks by members of the German Bauhaus, the Dutch De Stijl artists and Russian Constructivists became particularly fashionable, strongly influencing the new generation of American minimalist artists. New progressive forms of expressions were established by each of these groups, and strongly inspired artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin and Robert Morris, amongst others. They were generally able to shift their practices by producing art that would grant the viewer with a purely visual response. The goal was to reveal the formal components that make up a painting or sculpture, stripping away the gestural elements of it.

Defined as a movement in the late 1960s, simultaneously in Europe and America, Conceptual art was significantly influenced by the purity of Minimalism, although it took a step further in defying all pre-existing conceptions one would have about art. Defining Conceptual art can be intricate, as the boundaries are not clearly set, and constantly shifting. The artworks can take the form of almost anything, but the core idea stays the same - the strategies and concepts behind the art are more important than the finished artwork itself. The conceptual artists use a variety of materials and forms to freely explore the multitude of possibilities through which they want to convey their message. Some of the most prominent figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. French artist Marcel Duchamp is considered to be the forefather of Conceptualism, with his artwork Fontaine, where he famously tried to blur the line between art and reality.

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, many artists were hoping for a change that would allow art to be more reflective of the transitions in society happening at the time. Abstract art therefore indicates a desire to break free from the more classical depictions of reality, in which artists were constrained. With the use of geometrical shapes, colours and gestural elements, artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques were able to lay the foundations for what would become an essential branch of modern art. With abstract art, objects and figures are simplified, schematised, which can arguably provide the viewer with a more spiritual experience, since the focus is not put on the material world, but represents an invitation to delve into reflection.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Katharina Hinsberg is represented and exhibited by 4 galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Katharina Hinsberg's work include MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels in Belgium, as well as Galerie Fahnemann and Gallery Klein in Germany. Katharina Hinsberg's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Exhibition for ENTER ART FAIR at MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels in Belgium. The exhibition was open from 28 August 2019 until 31 August 2019. Katharina Hinsberg's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Künstler der Galerie (14 June 2019 - 01 August 2019) at Galerie Fahnemann in Berlin and Künstler der Galerie (21 April 2017 - 15 July 2017) at Galerie Fahnemann in Berlin. Katharina Hinsberg's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Künstler der Galerie and took place at Galerie Fahnemann in Berlin, Germany from the 21 April 2017 to 15 July 2017.

Katharina Hinsberg has eight works for sale at present available on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Katharina Hinsberg

Born in 1967, Katharina Hinsberg was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

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