Irina Mikhailovna Akimova


Artist biography

Irina Mikhailovna Akimova is seen as an established contemporary artist, Irina Mikhailovna Akimova was born in 1956. Also born in 1956 and of this same generation are Lewis Klahr, Aes+F (Vladimir Fridkes), Saint-Jacques, Camille, Stephen Lapthisophon, and Abdeuchafi Ahriz.

Further Biographical Context for Irina Mikhailovna Akimova

Irina Mikhailovna Akimova was born in 1956 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving international recognition.

Irina Mikhailovna Akimova

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