Barbara Allende

1957

Artist biography

Barbara Allende is a contemporary artist considered well established, Barbara Allende was born in 1957. Also born in 1957 and of this same generation are Josef Strau, Leon Tarasewicz, Martin Guttmann, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, and Dornith Doherty.

Further Biographical Context for Barbara Allende

Barbara Allende was born in 1957 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving worldwide recognition.

Barbara Allende

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