Ralf Peters

1960 · Germany

Artist biography

Ralf Peters is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany. Ralf Peters was born in 1960. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ralf Peters is represented by two galleries, Galerie Andres Thalmann and Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt, Switzerland and Germany respectively. Ralf Peters' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Temperature of Time at Galerie Martin Mertens in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 20 October 2018 until 08 December 2018. Ralf Peters' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Ralf Peters (24 June 2017 - 21 July 2017) at Galerie Martin Mertens in Berlin and Art Karlsruhe (12 February 2020 - 15 February 2020) at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt.

Further Biographical Context for Ralf Peters

Ralf Peters was born in 1960 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements gained importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Ralf Peters

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