Elena Climent

1955

Artist biography

Elena Climent is seen as an established contemporary artist, Elena Climent was born in 1955. Also born in 1955 and of this same generation are Janet Bayly, Umberto Attro, Patrick Moya, Matthew Collings, and Billy Chainsaw.

Further Biographical Context for Elena Climent

Born in 1955, Elena Climent was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain popularity 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.

Elena Climent

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