Sebastian Gerstengarbe

1973 · Germany

Artist biography

Sebastian Gerstengarbe is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other well-known artists such as Jessika Wood, Alexander Iskin, Römer + Römer, Philip Grözinger, and Laura Bruce. Sebastian Gerstengarbe was born in 1973.

Sebastian Gerstengarbe's Gallery representation

Sebastian Gerstengarbe is represented and exhibited by Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf in Frankfurt, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Sebastian Gerstengarbe

Sebastian Gerstengarbe was born in 1973 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Sebastian Gerstengarbe

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