Robert Janitz

1962 · Germany

Artist biography

Robert Janitz is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Jessica Buhlmann, Maike Mümmler, Johanes Zacherls, Nick Mauss, and Mediengruppe Bitnik. Robert Janitz was born in 1962.

About Robert Janitz' work

Robert Janitz is best known for creating abstract work. Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead tries to achieve an effect with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes. The term can be applied to art that is primarily based on an object, or figure, where the main elements have been simplified. Abstraction has been highly influential in modern art since the 1900s, with its origins grounded in Impressionism. One of the first, most influential movements related to abstraction is Cubism, with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who through their work laid the foundations for an important number of branches of abstract art.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Robert Janitz' work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Robert Janitz' work include König London in the United Kingdom, König Tokio in Japan, and Team Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States. Robert Janitz' work has most recently been exhibited at König London in the United Kingdom (22 March 2019 until 18 May 2019) with the exhibition Change in Paradise. Robert Janitz' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus (24 October 2019 - 28 November 2019) with the name Gazing into the void and pact in Paris (08 January 2020 - 06 March 2020) with the name Elle & Lui. Robert Janitz' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called College and took place at CANADA in New York, the United States from the 13 December 2018 to 19 January 2019.

Robert Janitz currently has one work for sale on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Janitz

Born in 1962, Robert Janitz' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere.

The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

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