Lutz Fritsch

1955 · Germany

Artist biography

Lutz Fritsch is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Germany. Lutz Fritsch was born in 1955. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lutz Fritsch's work is available for viewing at Galerie Christian Lethert located in Cologne, Germany. Lutz Fritsch's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition SO NAH SO FERN at Galerie Christian Lethert in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition was open from 26 January 2018 until 23 March 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Lutz Fritsch

Lutz Fritsch was born in 1955 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the era. Across the globe, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical theories it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Lutz Fritsch