Horia Cucerzan

1938

Artist biography

Horia Cucerzan is seen as an established contemporary artist, Horia Cucerzan was born in 1938. Also born in 1938 and of this same generation are Georgio Benayoun, Denis Boivin, John A. Knudsen, Estate Of Robert Smithson, and Joseph Stephen Bohler.

Further Biographical Context for Horia Cucerzan

Horia Cucerzan was born in 1938 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.