Sonja Alhäuser

1969 · Germany

Artist biography

Sonja Alhäuser is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other famous artists such as Dieter Appelt, Jens Jansen, Albert Renger-Patzsch, MASCH (Manfred Schulze), and Daniel Gustav Cramer. Sonja Alhäuser was born in 1969.

Sonja Alhäuser's Gallery representation

Sonja Alhäuser's work is on display at Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Sonja Alhäuser

Born in 1969, Sonja Alhäuser grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular 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 recognition.

Sonja Alhäuser

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