Fatma Charfi

1955

Artist biography

Fatma Charfi is an established contemporary artist, Fatma Charfi was born in 1955. Artists like Raqib Bashorun, Brigitte Brand, Julian Stair, Ernesto Colombo, and Michael Booiyool Anning were also born in 1955.

Further Biographical Context for Fatma Charfi

Fatma Charfi was born in 1955 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined 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 sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage 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 powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving international praise.

Fatma Charfi

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