Max Geisler

1990 · Germany

Artist biography

Max Geisler is considered to be an emerging artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Kathrin Rank, Mutter & Genth, Janosch Jauch, Detlef Orlopp, and Matten Vogel. Max Geisler was born in 1990.

About Max Geisler's works

Max Geisler is giving an innovative contribution in the fields of Abstraction, Expressionism and Street art. Abstract art first started to emerge in the early 20th century, as a new and rather radical form of art. Artists were looking for a way of expressing the societal changes occurring at the time, and release their creative energy, thus distancing themselves from figurative art. With abstraction, the artists move away from any accurate representation of reality, and the visual qualities often put in focus in such non-representative works are colours, shapes and textures. Some of the most influential contemporary art movements born from Abstraction include Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with key figures such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock. With abstract art, a sense of self-renewing freedom is materialising through the artworks, in a new tradition of creativity.

While Expressionism is usually more representative of an international tendency rather than a consistent art movement, its essence can be grounded in a longing from the artists to define and express their emotions, rather than just depict a representation of reality. In Expressionist paintings, the brushwork is often liberated and uncontrolled, as to transpire the artist’s inner emotions, while an emphasis is put on textures and powerful colours come into play, thus allowing art to be rewritten and convey the message the expressionist artist is trying to deliver. Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream is highly representative of Expressionism, as it strongly illustrates the artist’s feeling of deep torment and alienation.

The global extent of street art is highly influential, as it represents an astonishing form of modern artistic expression, and often a tool used to question social structures. Street art is often thought of as emerging from graffiti art of the 1970s-1980s, although it highly emphases on the artistic approach and the vision of the artist, it can endure in urban settings as well as in art galleries and museums. Key figures of the genre include Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Max Geisler's Gallery representation

Max Geisler's work is on display at MOUNTAINS located in Berlin, Germany.

Currently, Max Geisler has one artwork for sale at Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Max Geisler

Born in 1990, Max Geisler was predominantly influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Max Geisler

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