Michael Wolf

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

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

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michael Wolf is represented by 5 galleries around the world, including countries like France, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Michael Wolf's work include La Galerie Particulière | Paris in France, Christophe Guye Galerie in Switzerland, and Flowers | New York in the United States. Michael Wolf's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 50 Years at Flowers | Cork Street in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 06 February 2020 until 29 February 2020. Michael Wolf's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Flowers | Kingsland Road in the United Kingdom (26 May 2017 - 01 July 2017) with the name Tokyo Compression and La Galerie Particulière | Paris in France (16 June 2018 - 28 July 2018) with the name Indsidous. Michael Wolf's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Tokyo Compression and took place at Flowers | Kingsland Road in London, the United Kingdom from the 26 May 2017 to 01 July 2017.

Michael Wolf in private collections

It is the collector Eirik Stensrud, who is in possession of artwork by Michael Wolf at Artland. Eirik Stensrud also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Tora Aghabayova, and Sarah Derat.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf was born in 1954 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity A few noteworthy international movements that sharpened the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Michael Wolf

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