Gianpaolo Cappellaro

1951

Artist biography

Gianpaolo Cappellaro is regarded as a well established artist, Gianpaolo Cappellaro was born in 1951. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mark Steven Greenfield, Clyde Aspevig, Friedlander, Paul, Michael Blake, and Gary Akers.

Further Biographical Context for Gianpaolo Cappellaro

Gianpaolo Cappellaro was born in 1951 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced 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 re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured 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, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize 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 reach of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Gianpaolo Cappellaro

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