Alexander Aizenshtat

1951

Artist biography

Alexander Aizenshtat is an established artist, Alexander Aizenshtat was born in 1951. Also born in 1951 and of this same generation are Thomas Cordell, Axel Hütte, Ellen Priest, Aixinjueluo Zhongjie, and Meryl Meisler.

Further Biographical Context for Alexander Aizenshtat

Born in 1951, Alexander Aizenshtat was primarily inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions 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 voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced 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 persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few noteworthy international movements that defined the era include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Alexander Aizenshtat

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