Richard Schur

1971 · Germany

Artist biography

Richard Schur is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Jessica Buhlmann, Martin Erhard, Enrico Niemann, Markus Löffler, and Philipp Fürhofer. Richard Schur was born in 1971.

Galleries

Richard Schur's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom and Germany. Galleries include Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, Melior Place and Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom, and Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Richard Schur

Richard Schur was born in 1971 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this time. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes present in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Richard Schur

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