Thomas Kellner

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

Thomas Kellner is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Frank Coldewey, Louise Bonnet, Norbert Tadeusz, Mario Klingemann, and Bayrle Thomas. Thomas Kellner was born in 1966.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Kellner

Born in 1966, Thomas Kellner's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Thomas Kellner

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