Matthias Dornfeld

1960 · Germany

Artist biography

Matthias Dornfeld is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Germany. Matthias Dornfeld was born in 1960. Also born in Germany around 1960 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.


Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Matthias Dornfeld's work, including galleries in countries like Belgium, Spain, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Waldburger Wouters in Brussels, Galería Casado Santapau in Madrid, and Soy Capitán in Berlin.

Further Biographical Context for Matthias Dornfeld

Born in 1960, Matthias Dornfeld's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Matthias Dornfeld

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