Gunilla Allard

1957

Artist biography

Gunilla Allard is an established artist, Gunilla Allard was born in 1957. Also born in 1957 and of this same generation are Tan Dun, Annabeth Rosen, Sabina Mirri, Thomas Florschuetz, and Daniel Ybarra.

Further Biographical Context for Gunilla Allard

Gunilla Allard was born in 1957 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial 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 considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance 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 international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some acceptability as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate throughout the next decade.