Morgaine Schäfer

1989 · Germany

Artist biography

Morgaine Schäfer is seen as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born in Germany - other established artists such as Lothar Quinte, Hein Spellmann, Matthias Recht, Walter Ast, and Dagmar Varady were also born in Germany. Morgaine Schäfer was born in 1989.

About Morgaine Schäfer's work

Morgaine Schäfer's work is essentially representative of digital art. Digital art can be categorized as twofold - digital technology can be the medium used to create artworks, but it can also be the end in itself. In both instances, digital art implies that computer processing is involved in the production, or presentation, of the artwork. Sometimes referred to as “new-media art”, digital art essentially defies the boundaries between technology and art and grants the artists a new kind of freedom, never experienced before. Digital art can also include installations, which offers the viewer an interactive experience. First introduced in the 1980s, with artists such as Harold Cohen and Andy Warhol as pioneers of the genre, digital art will keep unfolding, as technology boundlessly progresses and becomes more sophisticated.

Exhibitions

Morgaine Schäfer most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Dix9 - Hélène Lacharmoise in Paris (06 November 2019 until 09 November 2019) with the exhibition Exhibition for Paris Photo. Morgaine Schäfer's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is A Touch Of Light, which took place at fiebach, minninger in Cologne, Germany (07 September 2018 - 24 November 2018).

At present on Artland, five of Morgaine Schäfer's works are available to purchase.

Further Biographical Context for Morgaine Schäfer

Born in 1989, Morgaine Schäfer was largely inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form an influential collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

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