Stefan Hoenerloh

1960 · Germany

Artist biography

Stefan Hoenerloh is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Germany. Stefan Hoenerloh was born in 1960. Also born in Germany around 1960 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.


Stefan Hoenerloh is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like France, Italy, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Stefan Hoenerloh's work include Galerie Richard | Paris in France, Galleria Rubin in Italy, and Galerie Richard | New York in the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Stefan Hoenerloh

Born in 1960, Stefan Hoenerloh was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity A few significant global movements that sharpened the decade include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Stefan Hoenerloh

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