Meuser

1947 · Germany

Artist biography

Meuser is an established artist, who was born in Germany. Meuser was born in 1947. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Meuser is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, Sweden, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium, Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden, and Meyer Riegger | Berlin in Germany. Meuser 's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Trocknen lassen at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Paris, Rue du Bourg Tibourg in France. The exhibition was open from 08 September 2018 until 27 October 2018. Meuser 's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo Exhibition (25 September 2019 - 31 October 2019) at Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden and Solo Exhibition (08 November 2019 - 30 December 2019) at Galerie Bärbel Grässlin in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Meuser

Meuser was born in 1947 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1960s. The universal impact of the 1960s was truly sensational across the globe. Evocative of a time inspiring both faith and anger, the 1960s prompted an outburst of new ideologies and movements, truly exciting and ground-breaking. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly powerful impact worldwide, largely defined by the Iron Curtain separating Europe both physically and spiritually, and drastically marked by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing assumptions on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The significant escalation of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism developed the central idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to represent the real world. Born of a desire to eradicate all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to delve into some of the most fundamental philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, while eliminating the expressive and highly personal aspect it would usually entail with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, distinctive to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for instance, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to depict the raw human emotions often connected to reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Meuser