Badikupa Gurriwiwi

1942 - 1980

Artist biography

Badikupa Gurriwiwi was a creative visual artist. Born in 1942, Badikupa Gurriwiwi passed away in 1980. Also born in 1942 and of this same generation are Bruno Civitico, E Guijun, Sergio Capellini, German Ferrer, and Jacob Forsell.

Further Biographical Context for Badikupa Gurriwiwi

Born in 1942, Badikupa Gurriwiwi was largely inspired by the 1960s. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely influential era which generated an important number of breaks and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with revolutionary philosophies and movements evolving in a cradle of inventiveness. Simplicity and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first flourishing of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to achieve by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Badikupa Gurriwiwi

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