Thomas Schütte

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Thomas Schütte is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Germany. Thomas Schütte was born in 1954. Artists Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff are of the same generation and same country as Thomas Schütte.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thomas Schütte is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Italy, Spain, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Belgium, as well as Tucci Russo in Italy. Thomas Schütte's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Unending Gift at Meessen De Clercq in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 07 September 2018 until 06 October 2018. Thomas Schütte's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; THOMAS SCHÜTTE (04 October 2018 - 22 December 2018) at Tucci Russo in Turin and RAINBOW 2018 (10 February 2018 - 11 March 2018) at Tucci Russo in Turin. Thomas Schütte's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Thomas Schütte and took place at carlier | gebauer in Berlin, Germany from the 28 April 2017 to 07 June 2017.

Thomas Schütte in private collections

Thomas Schütte's works can be seen in Bartolome F. March collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Tora Aghabayova, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Sarah Derat.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Schütte

Thomas Schütte was born in 1954 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining international praise.

Thomas Schütte

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