Harun Aci

1958

Artist biography

Harun Aci is an established contemporary artist, Harun Aci was born in 1958. Artists like Samuel Cucher, Michaële-Andréa Schatt, Kristian Dahlgaard, Fin Serck-Hanssen, and XU Jin were also born in 1958.

Further Biographical Context for Harun Aci

Harun Aci was born in 1958 and was primarily 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 stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging 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 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 respected figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, 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.

Harun Aci

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