Cay Bahnmiller

1955 - 2007

Artist biography

Cay Bahnmiller was a creative artist, Born in 1955, Cay Bahnmiller passed away in 2007. Artists like Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Jamie Brunson, Carol Robertson, Allan Switzer, and Young Kyun Lim were also born in 1955.

Further Biographical Context for Cay Bahnmiller

Cay Bahnmiller was born in 1955 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric 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. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining international acclaim.

Cay Bahnmiller

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