Magnus Plessen

1967 · Germany

Artist biography

Magnus Plessen is a mid-career established artist, who was born in Germany - other established artists such as Charline Von Heyl, Henriette Grahnert, H.P. Zimmer, Lean Junghans, and Reiner Ruthenbeck were also born in Germany. Magnus Plessen was born in 1967.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Magnus Plessen is represented by 8 galleries around the world, including countries such as Norway, Belgium, and Germany. Galleries include White Cube | Bermondsey in the United Kingdom, Gladstone Gallery in Belgium, as well as Gerhardsen Gerner | Oslo in Norway. Magnus Plessen's work has most recently been exhibited at White Cube | Mason's Yard in London (11 July 2018 until 15 September 2018) with the exhibition Memory Palace. Magnus Plessen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Mai 36 Galerie in Switzerland (06 June 2019 - 02 August 2019) with the name Solo show and Konrad Fischer Galerie | Düsseldorf in Germany (09 November 2018 - 12 January 2019) with the name zweitausendeinhundertachtzehn.

Further Biographical Context for Magnus Plessen

Born in 1967, Magnus Plessen was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period 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 environment. The 1980s were a key 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 leading 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.

Magnus Plessen

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