Anita Fleerackers

1959

Artist biography

Anita Fleerackers is an established contemporary visual artist. Anita Fleerackers was born in 1959. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Susie Macmurray, Paul Thuile, José Ney Mila Espinosa, David Dent, and Leonard Forslund.

Further Biographical Context for Anita Fleerackers

Anita Fleerackers was born in 1959 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.