Emmanuelle Colboc

1959

Artist biography

Emmanuelle Colboc is seen as an established artist, Emmanuelle Colboc was born in 1959. Also born in 1959 and of this same generation are Bruno Aguerre, Jasper Morrison, Polly Borland, Isabelle Brizzi, and Bernd Nicolaisen.

Further Biographical Context for Emmanuelle Colboc

Emmanuelle Colboc was born in 1959, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified 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. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Emmanuelle Colboc