Christophe Cuzin

1956

Artist biography

Christophe Cuzin is an established contemporary artist, Christophe Cuzin was born in 1956. Also born in 1956 and of this same generation are Cheryl Akner-Koler, William Armstrong, Rasikh Akhmetvaliev, Marcio Bracali, and E.E. Smith.

Further Biographical Context for Christophe Cuzin

Born in 1956, Christophe Cuzin was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important 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 elements of Conceptualism with further considerations 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 regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, secured 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. Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, developing from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Christophe Cuzin

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