Ludwig Wilding

1927 · Germany

Artist biography

Ludwig Wilding is an established artist, who was born in Germany. Ludwig Wilding was born in 1927. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth and Frank Auerbach.

About Ludwig Wilding's work

Ludwig Wilding is a key figure of Minimalism. Towards the end of the 1950s, in New York city, young artists were starting to feel disillusioned in the stagnant state of art, which led to the emergence of the art movement known as Minimalism. Flourishing in the 1960s, Minimalism sought to challenge all pre-existing conceptions one would have about art, and get rid of the gestural qualities that used to be deemed as fundamental in previous art movements. Rather than paintings, sculptures became key elements of the movement, providing the artist a way to make use of their physical surroundings, thus offering the viewers a harmonious, truthful experience. The core essence of minimalism was to ground art in its own reality, getting rid of any unessential, decorative aspect. Geometrical shapes became a key component of the genre, with a focus on creating illusions of spatial depth in the artworks, while remaining clean and purified. Artists like Frank Stella, Dan Flavin or Donald Judd are critically acclaimed figures of Minimalism, and were greatly influenced by earlier European abstract movements.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ludwig Wilding's work is available for viewing at Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in Paris, France. Ludwig Wilding's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition sérigraphies at Galerie Denise René | Rive Gauche in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 01 February 2018 until 17 March 2018.

Ludwig Wilding has one work available for purchase on Artland at the moment.

Further Biographical Context for Ludwig Wilding

Ludwig Wilding was born in 1927 and was largely inspired by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. By the end of the decade, the Second World War had begun, having been aided by Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany in 1933. This political turmoil would go on to preoccupy both artists and the worldwide population.

Ludwig Wilding

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