Markus Lüpertz

1941 · Germany

Artist biography

Markus Lüpertz is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Germany. Markus Lüpertz was born in 1941. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Markus Lüpertz' work is on display in 6 galleries around the world, in countries such as Denmark, the United States, and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Markus Lüpertz' work include Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, Suzanne Tarasieve LOFT 19 in France, and Michael Werner | New York in the United States. Markus Lüpertz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Almine Rech Gallery | Brussels in Belgium (11 October 2017 until 21 December 2017) with the exhibition Markus Lüpertz. Markus Lüpertz' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Almine Rech Gallery | Paris in France (13 October 2018 - 24 November 2018) with the name Markus Lüpertz and Suzanne Tarasieve in France (13 October 2018 - 05 January 2019) with the name INSOUMISES EXPRESSIONS. Markus Lüpertz' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Markus Lüpertz and took place at Almine Rech Gallery | Brussels in Belgium from the 11 October 2017 to 21 December 2017.

Markus Lüpertz in private collections

On Artland Markus Lüpertz' works can be found in the following collection: FlorianHolzner which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Paul Cupido, Bruno Augsburger, and Liam Fallon.

Further Biographical Context for Markus Lüpertz

Markus Lüpertz was born in 1941 and was as deeply indebted to the events of the 1960s as their formative influences. In the art sphere, a multitude of powerful changes were also taking place. Pop Art, embracing the culture of mass media through the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was gradually breaking down the bases on which the creation and reception of art were built. Getting inspired from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists refuted the authority of highbrow art and created a ground-breaking movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional manifestation and focused on art’s theoretical aspect – aspiring to pure visual responses. Simplicity and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly gathering polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. Digging further into some of the ideas inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – decidedly relating to Minimalism, with an essentially ruled-based approach, devoid of any expressive aspect. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Markus Lüpertz

  • Artworks in Collections 12
  • Exhibitions 8

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