Helene Conradie is an established contemporary visual artist, Helene Conradie was born in 1931. Artists Fatmah Baya, Robert Barnete, Marat Baskajev, Mircea Balau, and Johannes Birkholzer are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Helene Conradie
Born in 1931, Helene Conradie was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.