Wiebke Siem

1954 · Germany

Artist biography

Wiebke Siem is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Germany. Wiebke Siem was born in 1954. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Wiebke Siem's Gallery representation

Wiebke Siem is represented by Esther Schipper located in Berlin, Germany.

Wiebke Siem in private collections

On Artland Wiebke Siem's art can be found in the following collection: Robert Mollers which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Bruno Augsburger, Sandro Diener, and Farhad Farzali.

Further Biographical Context for Wiebke Siem

Wiebke Siem was born in 1954 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art 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 reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements gained importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Wiebke Siem

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