David Hiscock

1957

Artist biography

David Hiscock is considered as a well established. David Hiscock was born in 1957. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Yvan Salomone, Stefano Ferracci, Suly B. Wolff, Sam Grigorian, and Catherine Chauloux.

Further Biographical Context for David Hiscock

David Hiscock was born in 1957 and grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious 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 reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence 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 international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements gained importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

David Hiscock

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