Sophie Von Hellermann

1975 · Germany

Artist biography

Sophie Von Hellermann is a mid-career established artist, who was born in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Jan Pleitner, Markus Saile, Alexander Wissel, Rudolf Bonvie, and Loretta Fahrenholz. Sophie Von Hellermann was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sophie Von Hellermann's work is on display at Greene Naftali Gallery located in New York, the United States. Sophie Von Hellermann most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in Los Angeles (23 June 2018 until 18 August 2018) with the exhibition Petri Dishes. Sophie Von Hellermann's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Im Grunde ist es die Wahrheit / Essentially it's the truth (18 May 2019 - 22 June 2019) at Magenta Plains in New York and SOPHIE VON HELLERMAN (08 January 2019 - 02 February 2019) at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York. Sophie Von Hellermann's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Petri Dishes and took place at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States from the 23 June 2018 to 18 August 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Sophie Von Hellermann

Born in 1975, Sophie Von Hellermann's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this period. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes represented in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Sophie Von Hellermann

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