Brian Chambers

1939 - 2014

Artist biography

Brian Chambers was a creative artist, Brian Chambers, born in 1939, died in 2014. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Munira Al Kazi, Arthur Bernard, Axel Von Criegern, Marc Egger, and David Blackburn.

Further Biographical Context for Brian Chambers

Born in 1939, Brian Chambers' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Brian Chambers

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