Tom Früchtl

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

Tom Früchtl is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Alexander Kluge, Gerda Schütte, Wolfgang Kliege, Tobias Dostal, and Karl Hans Janke. Tom Früchtl was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Lars Elling, J.PARK (Jong-Kyu Park, 박종규), Jeff Muhs, Dan Hays, and Francisco Ruiz De Infante.

About Tom Früchtl's work

Tom Früchtl is a key figure of Minimalism. The art movement known as Minimalism came to be in the late 1950s and during the 1960s, and has remained one of the most significant of all modern and contemporary movements. Minimalism emerged in New York City among a number of emerging artists who were moving away from Abstract Expressionism and who favoured a sleek, geometric aesthetic instead, free from expression. Earlier European abstract movements greatly influenced American minimalist art creators. During the Second World War period, a large number of European emigrés gathered in New York and works by the Dutch De Stijl artists, Russian Constructivists, and members of the German Bauhaus became well known, in vogue and dominant. Each of these groups had pioneered radical forms of abstraction, and inspired artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Robert Morris to seek new aspects in their art. These artists wanted to create art that answered only to itself, conceeding the viewer an immediate, wholly visual response. The personal, gestural elements were stripped away with the aim to reveal the objective, formal consituents that comprised paintings and sculptures.


Tom Früchtl most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at LAGE EGAL in Berlin (14 April 2018 until the 04 May 2018) with the exhibition LAGE EGAL [HB55] — VON NULL AUF NIX. Tom Früchtl's other most recent exhibitions listed 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*.

At the moment on Artland, nine of Tom Früchtl's works are available to purchase.

Further Biographical Context for Tom Früchtl

Born in 1966, Tom Früchtl was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly 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. Important 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Tom Früchtl

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