Catalina Chervin

1953

Artist biography

Catalina Chervin is seen as an established contemporary artist, Catalina Chervin was born in 1953. Also born in 1953 and of this same generation are John Bowman, Mary Breach, Leonore Adler, Michel Birot, and Leo Angotingoar.

Further Biographical Context for Catalina Chervin

Catalina Chervin was born in 1953 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving worldwide recognition.

Catalina Chervin

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