Anatolij Cernjaev


Artist biography

Anatolij Cernjaev is an established contemporary visual artist, Anatolij Cernjaev was born in 1939. Artists Diego Brandl, Getulio Alviani, Dia Al-Azzawi, Kikuo Saito, and Mehmet Aksoy are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Anatolij Cernjaev

Born in 1939, Anatolij Cernjaev's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.