Eric Hoffman

1952

Artist biography

Eric Hoffman is an established contemporary artist. Eric Hoffman was born in 1952. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Philippe Guesdon, Jean-Jacques Dalmais, Tony Coady, Myriam Bucquoit, and Mário Augusto Pinheiro De Morais Peixoto.

Further Biographical Context for Eric Hoffman

Eric Hoffman was born in 1952 and was largely influenced by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important 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 elements of Conceptualism with further considerations 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 decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. A few significant international movements that sharpened the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Eric Hoffman

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