1977 · Germany
Oskar Schmidt is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other famous artists such as Jakob Kupfer, Herbert Egl, Alexander Braun, Leonie Weber, and Bea Meyer. Oskar Schmidt was born in 1977.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Oskar Schmidt's work is available on viewing in Parrotta Contemporary Art | Cologne and Galerie Clara Maria Sels in Germany. Oskar Schmidt's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Tobias Naehring in Leipzig (27 June 2019 until 26 July 2019) with the exhibition Centro. Oskar Schmidt's work has also been exhibited during the Solo Exhibition exhibition at Galerie Tobias Naehring in Leipzig, Germany (09 March 2018 - 21 April 2018).
Further Biographical Context for Oskar Schmidt
Oskar Schmidt was born in 1977, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. A group 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 varied 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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 aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.