Rainer Fetting

1949 · Germany

Artist biography

Rainer Fetting is an established artist, who originates from Germany. Rainer Fetting was born in 1949. Also born in Germany around 1949 and of the same generation are Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Rainer Fetting's work, including galleries in countries like Italy, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Studio d'Arte Cannaviello in Milan, Albertz Benda in New York, and Galerie Deschler in Berlin. Rainer Fetting's work has most recently been exhibited at Studio d'Arte Cannaviello in Milan (28 November 2018 until 22 January 2019) with the exhibition Multipli. Rainer Fetting's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Taxis, Monsters, And The Good Old Sea (07 September 2017 - 17 October 2017) at Albertz Benda in New York and Winter Setting 2019/20 (29 November 2019 - 07 February 2020) at Galerie Deschler in Berlin. Rainer Fetting's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called FLEISCHESLUST (CARNAL DESIRE) and took place at Galerie Deschler in Berlin, Germany from the 21 April 2017 to 08 July 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Rainer Fetting

Rainer Fetting was born in 1949 and was largely inspired by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, witnessing a proliferation of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place globally. Psychedelia, an vast increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further epitomised the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world a number of artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional fortes and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Rainer Fetting

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