Celia Paul

1959 · India

Artist biography

Celia Paul is an established contemporary artist, who was born in India, like other well-known artists such as Meena Kamal, Joy Curtis, Hema Upadhyay, UBIK, and Kiron Khosla. Celia Paul was born in 1959.

Celia Paul's exhibition

Celia Paul most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Victoria Miro Gallery | 16 Wharf Road in London (23 September 2017 until 16 December 2017) with the exhibition The Sea and The Mirror.

Further Biographical Context for Celia Paul

Born in 1959, Celia Paul's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork 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 cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance 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 powerful 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 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 worldwide acclaim.

Celia Paul

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