Niklaslichti

1980 · Germany

Artist biography

Niklaslichti is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Maximiliane Baumgartner, Hansen-Bahia, Katrin Bremermann., Jasmin Werner, and Stella Hamberg. Niklaslichti was born in 1980.

Niklaslichti's Gallery representation

Niklaslichti's work is available for viewing at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna, Austria.

Further Biographical Context for Niklaslichti

Niklaslichti was born in 1980 and was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.

Niklaslichti

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