Stephan Baumkötter

1958 · Germany

Artist biography

Stephan Baumkötter is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Germany. Stephan Baumkötter was born in 1958. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Stephan Baumkötter is represented by two galleries, Bartha Contemporary and Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne, the United Kingdom and Germany respectively. Stephan Baumkötter's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Accrochage at Bartha Contemporary in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 28 November 2017 until 27 January 2018. Stephan Baumkötter's only other exhibition is Art Cologne 2019, which took place at Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne, Germany (10 April 2019 - 13 April 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Stephan Baumkötter

Stephan Baumkötter was born in 1958 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. Street art started to appear as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a perpetual flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Stephan Baumkötter

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