Peter Tollens

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Peter Tollens is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Germany. Peter Tollens was born in 1954. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Peter Tollens.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Peter Tollens' work is available for viewing at Galerie Albrecht in Berlin, Germany. Peter Tollens most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Albrecht in Berlin with the exhibition ferrutx. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 04 October 2019. Peter Tollens' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is GRAUORANGEROTWEISS + SCHWARZ, which took place at Thomas Rehbein in Cologne, Germany (12 January 2019 - 16 February 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Peter Tollens

Peter Tollens was born in 1954, grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced 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 status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Peter Tollens