Hassan Sharif

1951 · United Arab Emirates

Artist biography

Hassan Sharif is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in the United Arab Emirates. Hassan Sharif was born in 1951.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Hassan Sharif's work. These are Alexander Gray Associates in New York, the United States and Isabelle Van Den Eynde in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Hassan Sharif is currently exhibiting at gb agency in Paris with the exhibition From Daily Experiences to Collective Stories (10 March 2020 - 08 May 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Hassan Sharif

Hassan Sharif was born in 1951 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to emerge as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Hassan Sharif

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