Ulrich Lamsfuss

1971 · Germany

Artist biography

Ulrich Lamsfuss is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other well-known artists such as Anton Atzenhofer, Arthur Duff, Shawn Theodore, Matthias Franz, and Salomé. Ulrich Lamsfuss was born in 1971.

Galleries

Ulrich Lamsfuss is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, France, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Templon | Brussels in Belgium, Galerie Templon | Paris in France, as well as Adamski Gallery in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Ulrich Lamsfuss

Ulrich Lamsfuss was born in 1971 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on younger artists.

Ulrich Lamsfuss

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