Bohdan Bladowski

1957

Artist biography

Bohdan Bladowski is an established contemporary visual artist, Bohdan Bladowski was born in 1957. Artists George Steinmetz, Mccaslin Matthew, Bobak Etminani, Karen Van Aardt-Lasserre, and Maria Elena González are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bohdan Bladowski

Born in 1957, Bohdan Bladowski's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest 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, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Bohdan Bladowski

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