Volker Saul

1955 · Germany

Artist biography

Volker Saul is seen as an established artist, who was born in Germany. Volker Saul was born in 1955. Born in the same country and around the same year are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Volker Saul's Gallery representation

Volker Saul's work is on display at devening projects + editions located in Chicago, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Volker Saul

Volker Saul was born in 1955 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining international recognition.

Volker Saul

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