John Coll

1956

Artist biography

John Coll is regarded as a well established artist, John Coll was born in 1956. Artists like Elisabeth Baillet, Philippe Berthet, Nicolai Panayotov, Erasmus Schröter, and William Abranowicz were also born in 1956.

Further Biographical Context for John Coll

John Coll was born in 1956 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the era. Across the globe, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical ideologies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

John Coll

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