John Cummins

1950

Artist biography

John Cummins is regarded as a well established artist, John Cummins was born in 1950. Artists like Gérard Courbouleix, Bruce Charlesworth, Graham Crowley, Julie Rrap, and Riccardo Buroni were also born in 1950.

Further Biographical Context for John Cummins

John Cummins was born in 1950 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling 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 mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence 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 renowned figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, ephemeral conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology.

John Cummins

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