Thorsten Kern

1968 · Germany

Artist biography

Thorsten Kern is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other artists such as Alexander Lieck, Heinrich Nicolaus, Richard Schur, Susanne Knaack, and Franziska Strauss. Thorsten Kern was born in 1968.

Thorsten Kern's exhibition

Thorsten Kern's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Black and Stripes at Galerie Martina Kaiser | Bismarckstrasse 50 in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition was open from 03 May 2019 until 17 May 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Thorsten Kern

Born in 1968, Thorsten Kern's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Thorsten Kern

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