Carlo Borlenghi

1956

Artist biography

Carlo Borlenghi is a contemporary artist considered well established, Carlo Borlenghi was born in 1956. Artists like Girma Agegnehoys Ingeda, Barend de Wet, Tommaso Lisanti, Cornelia Parker, and Claire Archenault were also born in 1956.

Further Biographical Context for Carlo Borlenghi

Born in 1956, Carlo Borlenghi was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts 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 elements of Conceptualism with further considerations 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 prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly captivate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely significant, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Carlo Borlenghi