Bruce Joel Cohen

1953

Artist biography

Bruce Joel Cohen is regarded as a well established artist, Bruce Joel Cohen was born in 1953. Artists like Lluís Ventós, Anna Betina, Rya Oshpiz, Joachin Antunes, and Bertrand Beaufour were also born in 1953.

Further Biographical Context for Bruce Joel Cohen

Bruce Joel Cohen was born in 1953 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling 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 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 before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. International movements gained popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Bruce Joel Cohen

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