Gregory Heisler

1954

Artist biography

Gregory Heisler is an established contemporary artist. Gregory Heisler was born in 1954. Also born in 1954 and of this same generation are Algis Griškevicius, Erik Dourlens Thuet, Alessandra Giovannoni, Cao Yong, and Jill Baroff.

Further Biographical Context for Gregory Heisler

Gregory Heisler was born in 1954 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. 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, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork 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 cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining international recognition.

Gregory Heisler

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