Hoon Hyeon Cho

1953

Artist biography

Hoon Hyeon Cho is an established contemporary artist, Hoon Hyeon Cho was born in 1953. Also born in 1953 and of this same generation are Jan Worst, Chen Danqing, Mikael Kihlman , Colette Cleeren, and Igor Bitman.

Further Biographical Context for Hoon Hyeon Cho

Hoon Hyeon Cho was born in 1953, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious 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. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, fleeting conditions. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Hoon Hyeon Cho

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