Katrin Günther

1970 · Germany

Artist biography

Katrin Günther is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Philipp Rössle, Katrin Korfmann, Anja Conrad, Maria Nordman, and Maria Eichhorn. Katrin Günther was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Katrin Günther is represented and exhibited by Wichtendahl Galerie in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Katrin Günther

Born in 1970, Katrin Günther grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 culture. 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Katrin Günther

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