Antonella Campi

1956

Artist biography

Antonella Campi is an established artist, Antonella Campi was born in 1956. Also born in 1956 and of this same generation are Günter Bucher, Filipe Américo, Dominique Bajard, Bill Scott, and Yves Zurstrassen.

Further Biographical Context for Antonella Campi

Antonella Campi was born in 1956 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to evolve and strengthen 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 materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideologies of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to give life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Antonella Campi