Victor Kraus

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Victor Kraus is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany. Victor Kraus was born in 1954. Born in the same country and around the same year are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Victor Kraus' work is on display at Beck & Eggeling located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Victor Kraus' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition VIELEN DANK FÜR DIE BLUMEN at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf, Germany. The exhibition was open from 06 July 2018 until 01 September 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Victor Kraus

Victor Kraus was born in 1954 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. Street art started to appear as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a unceasing flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Victor Kraus

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