Thomas Locher

1956 · Germany

Artist biography

Thomas Locher is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany. Thomas Locher was born in 1956. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thomas Locher is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria and Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid, Spain. Thomas Locher most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna with the exhibition Modern Alibis. The exhibition was open from 24 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. Thomas Locher's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid (13 February 2019 - 03 May 2019) with the name The Shape of Words to Come: Edge/Corner/Margin and Galeria Estrany - de la Mota in Barcelona (14 February 2019 - 28 June 2019) with the name VVAA. Throwback 70, 80, 90, 00. Thomas Locher's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called The Shape of Words to Come: Edge/Corner/Margin and took place at Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid, Spain from the 13 February 2019 to 03 May 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Locher

Born in 1956, Thomas Locher was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained international success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Thomas Locher

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