Sebastian Gögel

1978 · Germany

Artist biography

Sebastian Gögel is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Andrea Damp, Julia Horstmann, Felix Du, Wilhelm Schürmann, and Simone Lucas. Sebastian Gögel was born in 1978.

About Sebastian Gögel's work

Sebastian Gögel is best known for creating figurative work. Figurative art has been around since the most primitive stages of visual arts, and includes any form of modern art which references the reality or the human body, in opposition to Abstraction. Figurative art includes a substantial amount of styles, thus remaining a truly innovative and radical category in which artists created critically acclaimed masterpieces, such as Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, or Paul Cézanne’s The Bathers.

Sebastian Gögel in private collections

Sebastian Gögel's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Bas Kuiper Collection. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Willy Spiller, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Further Biographical Context for Sebastian Gögel

Born in 1978, Sebastian Gögel was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 environment. The 1980s were a key 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 prominent 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Sebastian Gögel

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