Ali Cifci

1955

Artist biography

Ali Cifci is regarded as a well established artist, Ali Cifci was born in 1955. Also born in 1955 and of this same generation are Victoria Civera, Gu Wenda, Raewyn Atkinson, Melvin Bernstine, and Hans Brandli.

Further Biographical Context for Ali Cifci

Ali Cifci was born in 1955 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, predominantly 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 refined cultural capital. A few noteworthy global movements that defined the decade include photorealism, which was firstly 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.

Ali Cifci

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