Salomé (1954, Karlsruhe) lives and works in Berlin. The artist is a main representative of the neo-expressionist movement of the Neue Wilden, which emerged around 1980. He achieved his international breakthrough at documenta 7 in 1981.
In 1977, together with Rainer Fetting and Bernd Zimmer, among others, Salomé founded the legendary artist gallery Galerie am Moritzplatz in Berlin, which became the melting pot of the Berlin avant-garde and the Neue Wilden.
In addition to Salomé, the New Wilds include: Elvira Bach, J.G. Dokoupil, Rainer Fetting, Erik A. Frandsen, Horst Gläsker, Leiko Ikemura, Markus Lüpertz, Jörg Immendorff, A.R. Penck, Stefan Szczesny und Bernd Zimmer