Otto Boll

1952 · Germany

Artist biography

Otto Boll is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany. Otto Boll was born in 1952. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Otto Boll's work, including galleries in countries like Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Otto Boll's work include Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Wevelgem, Dierking in Zurich, and Galerie Schönewald in Düsseldorf. Otto Boll most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki with the exhibition Sculptures. The exhibition was open from 10 February 2017 until 05 March 2017. Otto Boll's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Dierking in Zurich (28 June 2019 - 01 September 2019) with the name SCULPTURES @ SCULPTURE PARK WALDFRIEDEN, WUPPERTAL and Dierking in Zurich (31 May 2018 - 13 July 2018) with the name SOMMER SHOW - EINE ACCROCHAGE . Otto Boll's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Sculptures and took place at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, Finland from the 10 February 2017 to 05 March 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Otto Boll

Otto Boll was born in 1952 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained worldwide success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Otto Boll

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