E.E. Smith

1956 · India

Artist biography

E.E. Smith is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from India, like other celebrated artists such as Tanya Goel, Manish Nai, Vishal Singe, Sarnath Banerjee, and Vibha Galhotra. E.E. Smith was born in 1956.

E.E. Smith's Gallery representation

E.E. Smith is represented and exhibited by Kim Foster Gallery located in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for E.E. Smith

Born in 1956, E.E. Smith's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art 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 reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the next decade.

E.E. Smith

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