Elisabeth Baillet

1956

Artist biography

Elisabeth Baillet is a contemporary artist considered well established, Elisabeth Baillet was born in 1956. Artists Carlos Aurélio, Fernando Aguiar, Rebecca Norris Webb, Valery Azhazha, and Houellebecq Michel are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Elisabeth Baillet

Born in 1956, Elisabeth Baillet's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive 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 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the next decade.

Elisabeth Baillet

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