Steffen Terk, born in Dresden in 1950, grew up in the adverse cultural climate of the DDR. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and between 1971 and 1976 took part in the collective experience Lücke with A.R. Penck, Haral Gallasch and Wolfgang Opitz. It is in this first artistic phase that he outlined the characteristics of his painting: anti-romantic and focused on the study of shape and color – theories and attitudes which matured within the Lücke group. In 1980, he moved to Bonn, where his art was exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including: Grosse Düsseldorfer Kunstausstellung; Kunstmuseum Basel; Städel; Albertinum Dresden; Kunstverein Oberhausen; Sekretär Kunsthandel Frankfurt; Artsekretär Kunstraum di Bonn.
Steffen Terk : das Vermenschlichte tier / the humanized animal