Claude Aiello

1951

Artist biography

Claude Aiello is seen as an established artist, Claude Aiello was born in 1951. Also born in 1951 and of this same generation are Gary Ruddell, Anthony Mitri, Tim Maul, Bill Anderson, and Charles Fine.

Further Biographical Context for Claude Aiello

Claude Aiello was born in 1951 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the previous 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 expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, 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. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the next decade.

Claude Aiello

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