Diane Canfield Bywaters

1957

Artist biography

Diane Canfield Bywaters is a contemporary artist considered well established, Diane Canfield Bywaters was born in 1957. Artists like Andrei Kolkoutine, Catherine Chauloux, Thomas Florschuetz, Marc Barani, and Aes+F (Evgeny Svyatsky) were also born in 1957.

Further Biographical Context for Diane Canfield Bywaters

Born in 1957, Diane Canfield Bywaters was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling 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 mysterious 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 respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, transient states. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Diane Canfield Bywaters

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