Dominique Cosandey

1953

Artist biography

Dominique Cosandey is seen as an established artist, Dominique Cosandey was born in 1953. Artists Anatol Chechik, Eberhard Bosslet, Alfonso Cuñado, Marlene Dumas, and David Barton are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dominique Cosandey

Dominique Cosandey was born in 1953 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. A few significant global movements that sharpened the decade include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Dominique Cosandey

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