Caren Canier

1953

Artist biography

Caren Canier is an established contemporary visual artist, Caren Canier was born in 1953. Artists Kurt Buchwald, Barbara Baumann-Seiling, Nazan Azeri, Eva Koch, and Willem Speekenbrink are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Caren Canier

Caren Canier was born in 1953 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. Street art started to appear as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days showed that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Caren Canier

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