Thomas Kiesewetter

1963 · Germany

Artist biography

Thomas Kiesewetter is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Dietrich Klinge, Christian Friedrich, Hartmut Böhm, Felix Droese, and Kristin Loschert. Thomas Kiesewetter was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thomas Kiesewetter is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like Switzerland, the United States, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Thomas Kiesewetter's work include Grieder Contemporary in Zurich, Boers-Li Gallery in New York, as well as Sies + Höke in Düsseldorf. Thomas Kiesewetter's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Primitive at Avlskarl Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 23 October 2019 until 22 November 2019. Thomas Kiesewetter's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galería Casado Santapau in Madrid (13 September 2018 - 03 November 2018) with the name T K and Grieder Contemporary in Zurich (02 October 2019 - 20 March 2020) with the name Private Collection (Vol. II).

Thomas Kiesewetter in private collections

Ethilia on Artland includes Thomas Kiesewetter's works, as well as other works produced by prominent figures of the Art world, such as Sarah Derat, Qafar Rzayev, and Choi Jun Kun.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Kiesewetter

Born in 1963, Thomas Kiesewetter was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Thomas Kiesewetter

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 3

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