Robert Janitz

1962 · Germany

Artist biography

Robert Janitz is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Germany, like other established artists such as Thomas Böing., Michael-Wolf, Horst P. Horst, Klaus Winichner, and Henning Bohl. Robert Janitz was born in 1962. Artists Martina Klein, Jenifer Kobylarz, Fumio Yamaguchi, Isidro Blasco, and Arsen Savadov are of the same generation.

About Robert Janitz' work

Robert Janitz is a key figure of Abstraction. Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead, with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes tries to achieve its effect. 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 significant 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 is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as the United States and Germany. Galleries include Team Gallery | Los Angeles and Team Gallery | Grand Street in the United States, as well as Meyer Riegger | Berlin in Germany. Robert Janitz' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Gazing into the void at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus, Denmark. The exhibition was open from the 24 October 2019 until the 28 November 2019. Robert Janitz' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; pact in Paris (08 January 2020 - 06 March 2020) with the name Elle & Lui and CANADA in New York (13 December 2018 - 19 January 2019) with the name College. Robert Janitz' first listed 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.

Robert Janitz' Biographical Context

Born in 1962, Robert Janitz was predominantly influenced by the 1980s in the artist's early years. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

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