Eydun Av Reyni
1951 · Faroe Islands
Eydun Av Reyni is seen as an established artist, who was born in Faroe Islands, like other celebrated artists such as Hansina Iversen, William Heinesen, Toroddur Poulsen, Bjarni Mohr, and Amariel Nordoy. Eydun Av Reyni was born in 1951.
Eydun Av Reyni in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Eydun Av Reyni
Born in 1951, Eydun Av Reyni was largely inspired by the 1970s. 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 central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting 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, predominantly 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 drifting through the downtown scene, visiting 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.