Jiří Mareš

1950

Artist biography

Jiří Mareš is seen as an established artist. Jiří Mareš was born in 1950. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Pasquale Ciuccio, Liu Baishan, Santos Iñurrieta, Florin Adrien Maier, and Iqbal Hussain.

Further Biographical Context for Jiří Mareš

Born in 1950, Jiří Mareš's creative work was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions 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 emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations 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 regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering 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 era 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.

Jiří Mareš

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