Rainer Fetting

Rainer Fetting is a contemporary German artist best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings. His work is characterized by its rapid, gestural, and broad brushstrokes, often featuring bold colors and black outlines. Born on December 31, 1949 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, the artist studied at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin. Alongside Bernd Zimmer, Salom?, Helmut Middendorf, and others, Fetting founded the influential Galerie am Moritzplatz in the city during the 1970s. He was also a member of the Junge Wilde, or Wild Youth, group during the 1980s, which included Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger, who focused on a painterly and expressive approach to artistic production. Fetting cites the influence of Vincent van Gogh, Paul C?zanne, and Pablo Picasso in his work, tracing his lineage within the European avant-garde. He lives and works between Berlin, Germany and New York, NY.http://www.artnet.com/artists/rainer-fetting/
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