Jean Y. Klein

1960 · Canada

Artist biography

Jean Y. Klein is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Canada, like other prominent artists such as Julia Feyrer, Pierre Clerk, Cheyenne Curtis, Leif Low Beer, and Sean Ross Stewart. Jean Y. Klein was born in 1960.

Jean Y. Klein's Gallery representation

Jean Y. Klein is represented by Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Y. Klein

Born in 1960, Jean Y. Klein was primarily influenced by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction 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 bounced 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 resurfaced and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified 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 popularity A few significant international movements that defined the decade include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Jean Y. Klein

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