Markus Weggenmann

1953 · Germany

Artist biography

Markus Weggenmann is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Germany. Markus Weggenmann was born in 1953. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Markus Weggenmann's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Onrust in Amsterdam, Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich, as well as Taubert Contemporary in Berlin. Markus Weggenmann most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich with the exhibition XXX die I.. The exhibition was open from 10 January 2020 until 28 February 2020. Markus Weggenmann's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; flirting with sculptures (30 August 2019 - 11 October 2019) at Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich and Single, but happy (07 June 2019 - 19 July 2019) at Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich. Markus Weggenmann's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Single, but happy and took place at Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich, Switzerland from the 07 June 2019 to 19 July 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Markus Weggenmann

Markus Weggenmann was born in 1953 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies 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 fame, 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-platform activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. All over, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical ideologies it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Markus Weggenmann

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