Tom Früchtl

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

Tom Früchtl is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Ulu Braun, Constanze Vogt, Chris Reinecke, Mic Enneper, and Mies van der Rohe. Tom Früchtl was born in 1966.

About Tom Früchtl's work

Tom Früchtl is a prominent figure in Minimalism. Minimalism is a contemporary art movement that was born in the post World War II era, in New York city. The roots of minimalism mainly lay in a desire to create an art devoid of expression and metaphors, as well as distance the productions from the traditionally accepted standards of fine art. This mindset started to break through amidst blossoming artists, who were bored of the current state of art, which they deemed dull and too academic. Minimalist artists really sought to break down all traditional and established conceptions about what could constitute art, making it one of the most radical and progressive movements of the modern period. Some of the main figures of Minimalism include Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Frank Stella. In Minimalism, the central idea is that art should have its own reality, rather than try to imitate life. Indeed, the viewer is solely inclined to see the purity of the artwork presented, as defined by its formal elements, like line and colour, and to grasp the harmony of something which does not try to be anything else than what it is. Minimalism remains one of the most significant modern art movements.


Tom Früchtl's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at LAGE EGAL in Berlin (14 April 2018 until 04 May 2018) with the exhibition LAGE EGAL [HB55] — VON NULL AUF NIX. Tom Früchtl's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; LAGE EGAL in Berlin (11 December 2019 - 31 January 2020) with the name L’ARTISTE ET LES COMMISSAIRES — NOT SO A WHITE CUBE #16 and LAGE EGAL in Berlin (17 September 2019 - 11 October 2019) with the name MART [EXTENDED] — NOT SO A WHITE CUBE*.

Tom Früchtl has nine works for sale currently available on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Tom Früchtl

Tom Früchtl was born in 1966 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Tom Früchtl

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