Thomas Virnich

1957 · Germany

Artist biography

Thomas Virnich is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Germany. Thomas Virnich was born in 1957. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thomas Virnich is represented and exhibited by Galerie Michael Haas located in Berlin, Germany. Thomas Virnich's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition SOMMER SHOW - EINE ACCROCHAGE at Dierking in Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 31 May 2018 until 13 July 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Thomas Virnich

Thomas Virnich was born in 1957 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage 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 prominence 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 prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, ephemeral conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Thomas Virnich

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