Marcel Eichner

1977 · Germany

Artist biography

Marcel Eichner is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Loretta Fahrenholz, Halina Kliem, Maia Ruth, André Giesemann, and Karl Günter Wolf. Marcel Eichner was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marcel Eichner is represented by Cassina Projects in Milan, Italy. Marcel Eichner most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cassina Projects in Milan with the exhibition PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS 2009 - 2019. The exhibition was open from 11 September 2019 until 20 December 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Marcel Eichner

Marcel Eichner was born in 1977 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this period. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes present in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Marcel Eichner

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