Dirk Hakze

1957

Artist biography

Dirk Hakze is an established contemporary artist. Dirk Hakze was born in 1957. Artists Maurizio Cesarini, Barbara Nanning, Fernando Gerardo, Moira Dryer, and Christopher Bucklow are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dirk Hakze

Born in 1957, Dirk Hakze's creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Across the globe, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical theories it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Dirk Hakze

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