Thomas Freiler is seen as an established contemporary artist. Thomas Freiler was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mbeyinka Shonibare Mbe, Lance Letscher, Sinasi Bozatli, Markus Blattann, and Adrian Brough.
Further Biographical Context for Thomas Freiler
Born in 1962, Thomas Freiler was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.