Thorsten Brinkmann

1971 · Germany

Artist biography

Thorsten Brinkmann is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Carola Schebler, Reinhold Braun, Adelhyd Van Bender, Jan Vedder, and Al Hansen. Thorsten Brinkmann was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Thorsten Brinkmann is represented by two galleries, which are Hopstreet in Brussels, Belgium and Pablo's Birthday in New York, the United States. Thorsten Brinkmann's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Saddle the Mountain at Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 23 October 2019 until 22 November 2019. Thorsten Brinkmann's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Pablo's Birthday in New York (22 May 2019 - 22 June 2019) with the name Misstallica & Vaslanten and Galerie Anita Beckers in Frankfurt (20 March 2019 - 26 April 2019) with the name JEAN D’ESK & VASLANTEN.

Thorsten Brinkmann in private collections

Thorsten Brinkmann's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Marcos_HLM. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ali Hasanov, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Further Biographical Context for Thorsten Brinkmann

Thorsten Brinkmann was born in 1971 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created images with a cinematic quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.

Thorsten Brinkmann

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