Jean-Luc Cornec

1955

Artist biography

Jean-Luc Cornec is an established contemporary visual artist, Jean-Luc Cornec was born in 1955. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Janet Burchill, Giuseppe Aiello, Devriendt Robert, Geneviève Cadieux, and Christine Barbe.

Further Biographical Context for Jean-Luc Cornec

Born in 1955, Jean-Luc Cornec grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and strengthen 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 voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving 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, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few significant global movements that sharpened the decade include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Jean-Luc Cornec

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