David Crawford

1955

Artist biography

David Crawford is a contemporary artist considered well established, David Crawford was born in 1955. Artists like Simon Edmondson, Alena Beldova, Olivia Asafu Adjaye, Rose-Lynn Fisher, and Nicolas Blin were also born in 1955.

Further Biographical Context for David Crawford

David Crawford was born in 1955 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts 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 emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting 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 prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to give life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.