Wolfram Scheffel

1957 · Germany

Artist biography

Wolfram Scheffel is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Germany. Wolfram Scheffel was born in 1957. Also born in Germany around 1957 and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Wolfram Scheffel is represented by Galerie Alex Schlesinger in Zurich, Switzerland. Wolfram Scheffel most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Alex Schlesinger in Zurich (13 February 2020 until 16 February 2020) with the exhibition Art Karlsruhe. Wolfram Scheffel's work has also been exhibited during the HIER UND DA. exhibition at Galerie Alex Schlesinger in Zurich, Switzerland (28 August 2019 - 04 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Wolfram Scheffel

Born in 1957, Wolfram Scheffel's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Wolfram Scheffel

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