Michael Krebber

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Michael Krebber is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany. Michael Krebber was born in 1954. Also born in Germany around 1954 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

About Michael Krebber's work

Michael Krebber is famous for producing abstract work. Abstract art first came to be 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 distance themselves from any literal 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.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michael Krebber's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in France, Belgium, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Michael Krebber's work include Maureen Paley in London, dépendance in Brussels, as well as Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris. Michael Krebber's work has most recently been exhibited at dépendance in Brussels (28 August 2019 until the 31 August 2019) with the exhibition Exhibition for ENTER ART FAIR. Michael Krebber's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Sélection d'œuvres (11 October 2019 - 22 November 2019) at Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris and MICHAEL KREBBER GROUND FLOOR (26 October 2018 - 15 December 2018) at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York. Michael Krebber's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called MICHAEL KREBBER GROUND FLOOR and took place at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York, the United States from the 26 October 2018 to 15 December 2018.

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Michael Krebber's Biographical Context

Michael Krebber was born in 1954, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. 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 outsides, initiating early ideas 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 regained its prominence 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 prominent 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 such 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 unchanged intact.

Michael Krebber

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