Chris Clark is an established contemporary visual artist, Chris Clark was born in 1958. Also born in 1958 and of this same generation are David Rathman, Chen Li, Shaul Baz, Simon Bill, and Anne Marie Bondi.
Further Biographical Context for Chris Clark
Chris Clark was born in 1958 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest 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 decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained worldwide success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.