Ha Mông Khanh

1956

Artist biography

Ha Mông Khanh is regarded as a well established artist. Ha Mông Khanh was born in 1956. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Frank Jensen, John Raybould Barry, Matthys Gerber, Huang Zheng, and Hank Murta Adams.

Further Biographical Context for Ha Mông Khanh

Born in 1956, Ha Mông Khanh was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. A few significant international movements that defined the decade include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Ha Mông Khanh

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