Gustavo Aresu

1960

Artist biography

Gustavo Aresu is regarded as a well established artist, Gustavo Aresu was born in 1960. Also born in 1960 and of this same generation are Hansjörg Schneider, Anna Kunz, Maurizio Cattelan, Anne Auger, and Henderson Douglas.

Further Biographical Context for Gustavo Aresu

Born in 1960, Gustavo Aresu's creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement explored on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, transient states. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Gustavo Aresu

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