Franck Van Der Hamm

1952

Artist biography

Franck Van Der Hamm is regarded as a well established artist. Franck Van Der Hamm was born in 1952. Artists Juan Francisco Carceles, Frederick Bunsen, Elisabeth Estivalet, Jessica Dunne, and Patrick Aggs are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Franck Van Der Hamm

Born in 1952, Franck Van Der Hamm's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an 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 reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining international recognition.

Franck Van Der Hamm

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