Rebecca Ann Tess

1980 · Germany

Artist biography

Rebecca Ann Tess is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other famous artists such as Littlelucy, Dana Engfer, Christoph Dettmeier, Judith Hopf, and Olaf Nicolai. Rebecca Ann Tess was born in 1980.

Rebecca Ann Tess' Gallery representation

Rebecca Ann Tess is represented by Philipp von Rosen Galerie in Cologne, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Rebecca Ann Tess

Rebecca Ann Tess was born in 1980, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture 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 diverse group of practitioners. Many 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 known 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 like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major 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.

Rebecca Ann Tess

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