"If you’re remixing popular music you change the rhythm or the sound… What I do is something entirely different. I have thought for a long time about what to call what I do. I like the word “remix” because it comes from youth culture."
Georg Baselitz, civil name Hans-Georg Kern, was born on January 23, 1938 in Deutschbaselitz, Germany and grew up amongst the suffering and demolition of World War II which became a repeating subject of his work. Baselitz became well known for his figurative, expressive paintings in the 1960s and is considered a pioneering Neo-Expressionist. In 1969 he began painting his subjects upside down to emphasize surface rather than subject matter on the one hand and to underscore the madness of his country’s atrocities during WW II on the other hand.