Jochen Fischer

1954

Artist biography

Jochen Fischer is an established contemporary artist. Jochen Fischer was born in 1954. Also born in 1954 and of this same generation are L I Ly Va N D E R Sto K K E R, Iñigo Arregi, José María Sicilia, Martin Brunhuemer, and Ignacio Berzosa.

Further Biographical Context for Jochen Fischer

Jochen Fischer was born in 1954 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key 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 looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement explored on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, fleeting states. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European ideas of phenomenology.

Jochen Fischer

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