Werner Büttner

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Werner Büttner is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Werner Büttner was born in 1954. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Werner Büttner's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Eva Meyer in France, and Marlborough Contemporary | New York in the United States. Werner Büttner most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Marlborough Contemporary | New York in the United States (27 January 2020 until 28 February 2020) with the exhibition Works from the 1980s / Conceptual Photography. Werner Büttner's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Something very blond comes to town (01 April 2019 - 01 May 2019) at Marlborough Contemporary | New York in the United States and Werner Büttner: Bilder 1979 – 2019 (10 January 2020 - 06 March 2020) at CFA in Germany. Werner Büttner's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called TRUE STORIES A SHOW RELATED TO AN ERA - THE EIGHTIES and took place at Galerie Max Hetzler | Goethestrasse in Berlin, Germany from the 14 September 2018 to 27 October 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Werner Büttner

Born in 1954, Werner Büttner was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress 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 works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious 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. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement explored on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, fleeting conditions. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Werner Büttner

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