Klaus Killisch

1959 · Germany

Artist biography

Klaus Killisch is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany. Klaus Killisch was born in 1959. Also born in Germany around 1959 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

About Klaus Killisch's work

Klaus Killisch's work is essentially characteristic of Expressionism. Expressionism can often be considered rather as an international tendency than a coherent art movement, which was predominantly significant at the beginning of the twentieth century. It covered various fields such as art, literature, music, theatre and architecture. Expressionist artists wanted to express emotional experience, rather than physical reality. Famous Expressionist paintings include Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Wassily Kandinsky’s Der Blaue Reiter, and Egon Schiele’s Sitting Woman with Legs Drawn Up. Expressionism is an intricate and vast term that has meant different things at different times. However, when we speak of Expressionist art, we tend to think about the artistic tendency which followed as a reaction to Impressionism in France, or the movement which appeared in Germany and Austria in the early twentieth century. The term is so flexible that it can accommodate artists ranging from Vincent van Gogh to Egon Schiele and Wassily Kandinsky.

Klaus Killisch's exhibition

Klaus Killisch most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at LAGE EGAL in Berlin with the exhibition L’ARTISTE ET LES COMMISSAIRES — NOT SO A WHITE CUBE #16. The exhibition was open from 11 December 2019 until 31 January 2020.

Currently, Klaus Killisch has a total of 11 artworks for sale at Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Klaus Killisch

Born in 1959, Klaus Killisch's creative work was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity A few significant international movements that sharpened the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Klaus Killisch

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