Martin Willing

1958 · Germany

Artist biography

Martin Willing is seen as an established artist, who originates from Germany. Martin Willing was born in 1958. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Martin Willing.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martin Willing's work is on display at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York, the United States. Martin Willing's work has most recently been exhibited at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York (01 June 2017 until 30 June 2017) with the exhibition Sculpting Motion.

Further Biographical Context for Martin Willing

Martin Willing was born in 1958 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements began to gain popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Martin Willing