Carolina Cerverizzo

1950

Artist biography

Carolina Cerverizzo is an established contemporary visual artist, Carolina Cerverizzo was born in 1950. Artists Phyllis Green, Michael O’Donnell, Einar Sigstad, Carlo Cipriani, and Ute Breitenberger are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Carolina Cerverizzo

Carolina Cerverizzo was born in 1950 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged 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 sprung 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 resurfaced and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideologies of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to give life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Carolina Cerverizzo

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