1963 · Germany
Ute Essig is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Julius Brauckmann, Juliane Hundertmark, Philipp Lachenmann, Markus Vater, and Sebastian Riemer. Ute Essig was born in 1963.
Ute Essig's exhibition
Further Biographical Context for Ute Essig
Ute Essig was born in 1963, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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 differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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 started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.