Markus Saile

1981 · Germany

Artist biography

Markus Saile is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Joachim Elzmann, René Wirths, Arno Beck, Lenahenke, and Hanne Darboven. Markus Saile was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Markus Saile is represented by fiebach, minninger located in Cologne, Germany. Markus Saile's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Netz werke at Galerie Crone | Wien in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition was open from 16 January 2020 until 06 March 2020. Markus Saile's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; A+B gallery in Brescia (06 November 2019 - 07 February 2020) with the name Finali Sono Inizi and Markus Lüttgen in Düsseldorf (08 November 2019 - 20 December 2019) with the name Das und gleicht dem Chamäleon.

Further Biographical Context for Markus Saile

Markus Saile was born in 1981 and was largely influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.

Markus Saile

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