Geneviève Couvreur De

1958

Artist biography

Geneviève Couvreur De is an established artist, Geneviève Couvreur De was born in 1958. Artists Francois Beaupre, Kestutis Balciunas, Bian Yizhong, Gabrielle Bakker, and Ragna Berlin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Geneviève Couvreur De

Geneviève Couvreur De was born in 1958 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction 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 emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting 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, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the international extent of street art would become extremely significant, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Geneviève Couvreur De

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