Mario Pfeifer

1981 · Germany

Artist biography

Mario Pfeifer is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Tobias Schmengler, Julia Mangold, Jakob Kupfer, Julia Weißenberg, and Stella Hamberg. Mario Pfeifer was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mario Pfeifer's work is on display at KOW located in Berlin, Germany. Mario Pfeifer's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The fuel of your lives becomes ashes of ours at KOW in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 08 September 2018 until 10 November 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Mario Pfeifer

Born in 1981, Mario Pfeifer was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on less established artists.

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