Maik Wolf

1964 · Germany

Artist biography

Maik Wolf is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Lion Lobbes, Peter Granser, Johanna Bartl, Sebastian Gerstengarbe, and Olivia Jones. Maik Wolf was born in 1964.

Maik Wolf's Gallery representation

Maik Wolf is represented by Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Maik Wolf

Born in 1964, Maik Wolf grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Maik Wolf

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