Beverley Ashe

1959

Artist biography

Beverley Ashe is seen as an established artist, Beverley Ashe was born in 1959. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ariel Auslender, Zakharov Vadim, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Paul Benney, and Piero Steinle.

Further Biographical Context for Beverley Ashe

Beverley Ashe was born in 1959 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow 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 emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections 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 regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few noteworthy international movements that sharpened 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.

Beverley Ashe

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