Gordon Carlisle

1951

Artist biography

Gordon Carlisle is seen as an established artist, Gordon Carlisle was born in 1951. Artists Ståle Blæsterdalen, Paolo Berti, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Byung-Kwan Choi, and Tomas Nakada are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gordon Carlisle

Gordon Carlisle was born in 1951 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive 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 mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining worldwide praise.

Gordon Carlisle

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