Stefan Kern

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

Stefan Kern is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other well-known artists such as Jan Hoeft, Markus Lüpertz, Daniel Beerstecher, Hanna Mattes, and Esther Glück. Stefan Kern was born in 1966.

Stefan Kern's Gallery representation

Stefan Kern is represented by Galerie Karin Guenther located in Hamburg, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Stefan Kern

Stefan Kern was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent 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 culture. 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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.

Stefan Kern

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