Steffen Lenk

1976 · Germany

Artist biography

Steffen Lenk is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Frank Gerritz, Fritz Köthe, Georg Ettl, Kunstrasen, and Sven Neygenfind. Steffen Lenk was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Steffen Lenk's work is available for viewing at Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne, Germany. Steffen Lenk's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 15 November 2019. Steffen Lenk's work has also been exhibited during the Art Cologne 2019 exhibition at Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne, Germany (10 April 2019 - 13 April 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Steffen Lenk

Born in 1976, Steffen Lenk's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number 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 well-known member of the group 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 reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Steffen Lenk

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