George Handy

1954

Artist biography

George Handy is seen as an established artist. George Handy was born in 1954. Artists Chi Zong Hui, Philippe Colombani, The Estate Of David Wojnarowicz, Graham Baring, and Jonas Gasiunas are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for George Handy

George Handy was born in 1954 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive 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 esoteric 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. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, fleeting states. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European ideas of phenomenology.

George Handy

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