Thilo Heinzmann

1969 · Germany

Artist biography

Thilo Heinzmann is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other artists such as Matthias Franz, Andreas Diefenbach, Georg Küttinger, Sven Druehl, and Beate Klockmann. Thilo Heinzmann was born in 1969.

About Thilo Heinzmann's works

Thilo Heinzmann is a notable figure within the fields of Abstraction, Conceptual and Expressionism. Born in the early 20th century, abstract art can be characterised as a movement evading the classical definition of art, which succeeded in creating its own tradition through freedom and a new perception of reality. In abstract artworks, the objects are simplified, modified, and hold little to no reference to reality. Abstract art represents a pivotal moment in modernism, and its roots can be traced to Impressionism. With Abstraction, the artists are free to explore deep into their emotions, and create completely new and liberated representations of the world, which are inherent to their own perception of it. Wassily Kandinsky, who believed that colours and shapes could be used to represent the artist’s inner turmoil, is often considered as a pioneer of abstract art.

Conceptual art is arguably not as clear and easily defined as other art movements, and can often provoke intense reactions in the viewers. By nature, Conceptualism puts an emphasis on the strategies and research that go into the creation, making the concept of an artwork its most essential feature, rather than the actual finished product. Although the movement emerged in the mid 1960s, simultaneously across Europe and America, its father Marcel Duchamp had paved the way back in 1917, with his controversial artwork Fontaine. Conceptual art denies the traditional mediums, and strives to place the artwork in the realm of ideas - rather than that of material objects. Some of the most critically acclaimed figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono.

Including artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Egon Schiele, Wassily Kandinsky and Edvard Munch, Expressionism is one the principal currents of art of the 20th century - although it is considered to be an international state of mind rather than just an art movement. When it comes to paintings, Expressionist artists were significantly inspired by Eastern art which they deemed “primitive” in its use of bright colours and simplified figures. By adding textural elements and freeing their brushstrokes, artists were hoping to reflect the psychological state of mind of their time, and truthfully express their inner self. Wassily Kandinsky’s painting Der Blaue Reiter is a great example of Expressionism, which symbolizes Kandinsky’s desire to move beyond from realistic depictions and focus on subjectivity rather than objectivity.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thilo Heinzmann's work is on display in 8 galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, Denmark, and Spain. Some of those galleries are Carl Freedman Gallery and 10 Hanover Street in London, as well as dépendance in Brussels. Thilo Heinzmann's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Exhibition for ENTER ART FAIR at dépendance in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 28 August 2019 until 31 August 2019. Thilo Heinzmann's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Perrotin | Paris, Turenne in France (06 September 2019 - 04 October 2019) with the name VOYAGE VISAGE PASSAGE and Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt in Spain (31 October 2018 - 11 December 2018) with the name BIRD OF PREY SAYS NO GREY.

Currently, Thilo Heinzmann has one work for sale on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Thilo Heinzmann

Born in 1969, Thilo Heinzmann was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Thilo Heinzmann

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