Florence Chevallier

1955

Artist biography

Florence Chevallier is regarded as a well established artist, Florence Chevallier was born in 1955. Artists like Sylvia Naimark, José Antonio Orts, E. Eloy, Kristina Braein, and Mircea Arapu were also born in 1955.

Further Biographical Context for Florence Chevallier

Born in 1955, Florence Chevallier was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious 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 importance 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 respected figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate during the next decade.

Florence Chevallier

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