Bak-Geler Mazon

1953

Artist biography

Bak-Geler Mazon is seen as an established artist. Bak-Geler Mazon was born in 1953. Artists like Enrique Jiménez Carrero, Brian Cobble, François Jeune, Jung Nak-Hyun, and Klaus Baumgartner were also born in 1953.

Further Biographical Context for Bak-Geler Mazon

Born in 1953, Bak-Geler Mazon was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. International movements began to gain importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed significant commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Bak-Geler Mazon

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