Wilhelm Schürmann

1946 · Germany

Artist biography

Wilhelm Schürmann is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Germany. Wilhelm Schürmann was born in 1946. Born in the same country and around the same year are Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Wilhelm Schürmann is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are gallery luilsotti in Los Angeles, the United States and Van Horn in Düsseldorf, Germany. Wilhelm Schürmann's work are currently exhibiting at Van Horn in Düsseldorf with the exhibition Van Horn Shows Deutschland (21 January 2020 - 29 April 2020). Wilhelm Schürmann's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Volume Imaginaire, which took place at Van Horn in Düsseldorf, Germany (20 January 2018 - 10 March 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Wilhelm Schürmann

Wilhelm Schürmann was born in 1946 and was largely influenced by the 1960s. Art turned into a vehicle for ideologies and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing simultaneously as the most defining art movements of the decade. Pop Art in New York city embraced the culture of mass media and mass consumerism, with Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann getting stimulated by television, comic strips, billboards and other products of the rise of Capitalism for their artworks. On the other side of the country, the West Coast in California, the first features of what would be known as Conceptual art were blossoming. Minimalism established the central idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the real world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to delve into some of the most fundamental ideologies of Abstract Expressionism, while eliminating the expressive and highly personal aspect it would usually entail with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, distinctive to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for example, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism strongly influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to portray the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the lingering angst of the meaninglessness of life.

Wilhelm Schürmann

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