Timm Rautert

1941 · Germany

Artist biography

Timm Rautert is seen as an established artist, who originates from Germany. Timm Rautert was born in 1941. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Timm Rautert's work is available for viewing at Parrotta Contemporary Art | Cologne in Germany. Timm Rautert's work has most recently been exhibited at Parrotta Contemporary Art | Cologne in Germany (31 May 2019 until 27 July 2019) with the exhibition From the Rocket to the Moon. Timm Rautert's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Rupert Pfab in Germany (19 January 2018 - 10 March 2018) with the name Ist die fotografie and Parrotta Contemporary Art | Bonn in Germany (31 May 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name From the Rocket to the Moon.

Further Biographical Context for Timm Rautert

Born in 1941, Timm Rautert was predominantly influenced by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, witnessing a proliferation of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the twentieth century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place around the world. Psychedelia, an vast increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further epitomised the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a prominent offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world a number of artistic movements echoed the artistic concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their idiosyncratic approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Timm Rautert