Wolfgang Müller

1957 · Germany

Artist biography

Wolfgang Müller is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Germany. Wolfgang Müller was born in 1957. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Wolfgang Müller's Gallery representation

Wolfgang Müller is represented and exhibited by Holger Priess Galerie located in Hamburg, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Wolfgang Müller

Wolfgang Müller was born in 1957 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received international distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Wolfgang Müller

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