Herve Berillon

1957

Artist biography

Herve Berillon is a contemporary artist considered well established, Herve Berillon was born in 1957. Artists Sylvie Abadie-Bastide, Tarcisio De Andrade, Bernardo Torrens, Luigi Carboni, and Vicken Parsons are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Herve Berillon

Born in 1957, Herve Berillon was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important 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 sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few significant global movements that defined the era include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Herve Berillon

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