Kathrin Linkersdorff

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

Kathrin Linkersdorff is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Germany, like other famous artists such as Jenni Tischer, Manuel Gnam, Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Loretta Lux, and Jeanne Fredac. Kathrin Linkersdorff was born in 1966.

About Kathrin Linkersdorff's work

Kathrin Linkersdorff is best known for producing figurative work. Often seen as the opposite of abstraction, figurative art also subsists beyond just a simple depiction of reality. Although it essentially signifies the ability to depict a real-world subject, the style, approaches and mediums that can be chosen by the artist are endless, which gives figurative art the power to be truly innovative and radical. Some glorious instances of figurative art include Henri Matisse’s sculpture The Serf, or Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon.

Kathrin Linkersdorff's exhibition

Kathrin Linkersdorff's work has most recently been exhibited at Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York (09 October 2019 until 07 December 2019) with the exhibition SHE.

Kathrin Linkersdorff has one work available for purchase on Artland at the moment.

Further Biographical Context for Kathrin Linkersdorff

Kathrin Linkersdorff was born in 1966 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time 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 an important decade politically, 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Kathrin Linkersdorff

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