Guan Qiang

1958 - 2013

Artist biography

Guan Qiang was a creative artist. Guan Qiang was born in 1958 and died in 2013. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Thierry Noir, Bart Domburg, Laurent Bonet, Michaela Egdmann, and Marcin Bruchnalski.

Further Biographical Context for Guan Qiang

Guan Qiang was born in 1958 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing 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 emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained international success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Guan Qiang

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