Astrid Heinecke-Schlichting

1955

Artist biography

Astrid Heinecke-Schlichting is seen as an established artist. Astrid Heinecke-Schlichting was born in 1955. Also born in 1955 and of this same generation are Rahmi Aksungur, Simon Edmondson, Claudio Buso, José Juan Coll, and Nikoletta Antonopoulou.

Further Biographical Context for Astrid Heinecke-Schlichting

Astrid Heinecke-Schlichting was born in 1955 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions 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 features of Conceptualism with further considerations 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 resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. A few noteworthy international 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.

Astrid Heinecke-Schlichting

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