Carmen Cologan

1959

Artist biography

Carmen Cologan is an established artist, Carmen Cologan was born in 1959. Artists Tonneke Sengers, Hortensia Bueno Sanchez, Richard Boigeol, Ramiza Bellanius, and Michelle Boissonot are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Carmen Cologan

Carmen Cologan was born in 1959 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork 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 mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence 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 respected 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 type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. International movements began to gain popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Carmen Cologan

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