Veronika Merklein

1982 · Germany

Artist biography

Veronika Merklein is a mid-career established artist, who was born in Germany, like other famous artists such as Heiner Franzen, Niko Chodor, Mentor A.Ejupi Toro, Titus Schade, and Alice Peragine. Veronika Merklein was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Veronika Merklein is represented by Galerie Michaela Stock in Vienna, Austria. Veronika Merklein's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Michaela Stock in Vienna (06 September 2019 until 30 October 2019) with the exhibition Embodiment. Veronika Merklein's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is 23Rd International Biennial Of Humour And Satire In Art, which took place at Galerie Michaela Stock in Vienna, Austria (19 May 2017 - 30 September 2017).

Further Biographical Context for Veronika Merklein

Veronika Merklein was born in 1982 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created images with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.

Veronika Merklein

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