Michael Bauch

1951 · Germany

Artist biography

Michael Bauch is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Germany. Michael Bauch was born in 1951. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michael Bauch is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Krobath | Wien in Vienna, Austria and Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland. Michael Bauch most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich with the exhibition ART COLOGNE 2017. The exhibition was open from 26 April 2017 until 29 April 2017. Michael Bauch's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Group Exhibition , which took place at Galerie Karin Guenther in Hamburg, Germany (13 April 2018 - 27 May 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Michael Bauch

Michael Bauch was born in 1951 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key 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. The critically engaged Mono-Ha movement, comprised of Japanese and Korean artists, blossomed in Tokyo in the 1970s. Rejecting traditional ideas of representation, the artists favoured a depiction of the world through an engagement with materials and an examination of their properties. The artworks would often consist of encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, mostly left intact.

Michael Bauch

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