Natascha Süder Happelmann

1967 · Iran

Artist biography

Natascha Süder Happelmann is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Iran, like other prominent artists such as Azadeh Akhlaghi, Behrang Samadzadegan, Sanaz Sohrabi, Nazafarin Lotfi, and Shadi Ghadirian. Natascha Süder Happelmann was born in 1967.

About Natascha Süder Happelmann's works

Natascha Süder Happelmann is best known for working in the fields of Figuration, Design, Conceptual and Abstraction. Some world-renowned artists acclaimed for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply described as being the farthest from abstract art, since it essentially consists of the depiction of objects or figures holding a strong reference to the real world. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains extremely resourceful and inventive, encompassing a variety of styles and mediums, spanning from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Often used in the context of the decorative arts in the early 20th century, the term “design” would usually refer allusion to unique, aesthetically pleasing objects. With the rise of consumerism and mass production in modern society, the core essence of design encountered an alteration in its identity, with a significant growth in demand. The primary types of design involve areas such as industrial design, graphic design or fashion design.

Conceptual art appeared as an art movement in the 1960s, critiquing the previously ruling modernist movement and its focus on the aesthetic. The term is usually used to refer to art from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. In Conceptualism, the idea or concept behind the work of art became more important than the actual technical skill or aesthetic. Conceptual artists used whichever materials and forms were most appropriate to get their ideas across. This resulted in a variety of different types of artworks that could take the form of almost anything – from performance to writing, to everyday objects. The artists explored the possibilities of art-as-idea and art-as-knowledge, using linguistic, mathematical, and process-oriented dimensions of thought as well as invisible system and processes for their art.

Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead, with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes tries to achieve its effect. The term can be applied to art that is primarily based on an object, or figure, where the main elements have been simplified. Abstraction has been highly significant in modern art since the 1900s, with its origins grounded in Impressionism. One of the first, most influential movements related to abstraction is Cubism, with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who through their work laid the foundations for a significant number of branches of abstract art.

Natascha Süder Happelmann has seven works for sale at the moment available on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Natascha Süder Happelmann

Born in 1967, Natascha Süder Happelmann was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

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