Margit Seiler

1968 · Germany

Artist biography

Margit Seiler is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Martin Mlecko, Nadim Vardag, Venske & Spänle (Julia Venske), Oskar Schmidt, and Robert Kotsch. Margit Seiler was born in 1968.

Further Biographical Context for Margit Seiler

Born in 1968, Margit Seiler was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Margit Seiler

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