Alexei Charugin

1957

Artist biography

Alexei Charugin is a contemporary artist considered well established, Alexei Charugin was born in 1957. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Salvatore Astore, Shirin Neshat, José Pedro Croft, Sylvie Abadie-Bastide, and Scot Borofsky.

Further Biographical Context for Alexei Charugin

Born in 1957, Alexei Charugin grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining international praise.