Fédor Choukine

1951

Artist biography

Fédor Choukine is seen as an established contemporary artist, Fédor Choukine was born in 1951. Also born in 1951 and of this same generation are Davida Allen, Friedlander, Paul, Vladimir Efimovich Brainin, Wilfried Van Den Boorn, and Kris Cox.

Further Biographical Context for Fédor Choukine

Born in 1951, Fédor Choukine was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central 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 aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest 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 regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, developing from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely significant, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Fédor Choukine

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