Marcel Odenbach

1953 · Germany

Artist biography

Marcel Odenbach is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Germany. Marcel Odenbach was born in 1953. Born in the same country and around the same year are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marcel Odenbach's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Crone | Wien in Vienna, Stampa in Basel, and Anton Kern Gallery in New York. Marcel Odenbach most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Semjon Contemporary in Berlin with the exhibition collAge. The exhibition was open from 07 February 2020 until 13 March 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Marcel Odenbach

Marcel Odenbach was born in 1953 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. 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 outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The critically engaged Mono-Ha movement, comprised of Japanese and Korean artists, blossomed in Tokyo in the 1970s. Discarding traditional ideas of representation, the artists favoured a depiction of the world through an engagement with materials and an exploration of their properties. The artworks would often consist of encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, mostly left intact.

Marcel Odenbach

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