Jadran Adamovic

1957

Artist biography

Jadran Adamovic is an established artist, Jadran Adamovic was born in 1957. Also born in 1957 and of this same generation are Alexandru Antonescu, Jim Phalen, Christophe Boutin, George Steinmetz, and Elisabeth Ballet.

Further Biographical Context for Jadran Adamovic

Jadran Adamovic was born in 1957 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts 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 journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest 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 decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, developing from graffiti, was starting to truly captivate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the international extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Jadran Adamovic