Thomas Struth

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Thomas Struth is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Thomas Struth was born in 1954. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thomas Struth is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Denmark, and France. Galleries exhibiting Thomas Struth's work include Marian Goodman Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Greta Meert in Belgium, and Edition Copenhagen in Denmark. Thomas Struth most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Villa Kast in Austria with the exhibition Charity. The exhibition was open from 25 November 2019 until 20 December 2019.

Thomas Struth in private collections

Robert Mollers and Espen Stokke Collection feature Thomas Struth's works on Artland. They also include works by prominent figures such as Mar Hernández, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Imi Knoebel.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth was born in 1954 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive 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 esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements gained importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed significant commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Thomas Struth

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 8

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