Olaf Holzapfel

1969 · Germany

Artist biography

Olaf Holzapfel is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Sebastian Schrader, Philipp Schwalb, Falk Gernegroß, Viron Vert, and Roland Fischer. Olaf Holzapfel was born in 1969.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Olaf Holzapfel is represented by two galleries. These are Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Belgium and Daniel Marzona in Berlin, Germany. Olaf Holzapfel most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Baronian Xippas in Brussels (19 April 2018 until 02 June 2018) with the exhibition Die Geometrie in der Bredouillie(La géométrie dans le pétrin). Olaf Holzapfel's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels (07 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Galerie Xippas | Paris in France and FASERN (05 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) at Daniel Marzona in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Olaf Holzapfel

Born in 1969, Olaf Holzapfel's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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. significant 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 started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Olaf Holzapfel

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