1980 · Germany
Wilhelm Klotzek is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other renowned artists such as Rebecca Ann Tess, Horst P Horst, Simon Starke, Rudolf Mauke, and Umut Yasat. Wilhelm Klotzek was born in 1980.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Wilhelm Klotzek is represented by two galleries, Klosterfelde Edition and Galerie Tobias Naehring in Leipzig, Germany and Germany respectively. Wilhelm Klotzek's work has most recently been exhibited at Klosterfelde Edition in Berlin (05 February 2020 until 06 March 2020) with the exhibition On Earth We´re Briefly Gorgeous. Wilhelm Klotzek's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Tobias Naehring in Leipzig (05 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) with the name Der Pudding der Apokalypse and Galerie Tobias Naehring in Leipzig (09 May 2017 - 17 June 2017) with the name Trefferia.
Further Biographical Context for Wilhelm Klotzek
Born in 1980, Wilhelm Klotzek's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.