Juraj Cutek

1957

Artist biography

Juraj Cutek is regarded as a well established artist, Juraj Cutek was born in 1957. Also born in 1957 and of this same generation are Manthos Bozoris, William Allen, Dominique Blain, David Abisror, and Jan Bosschaert.

Further Biographical Context for Juraj Cutek

Juraj Cutek was born in 1957 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung 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 status, predominantly 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 global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Juraj Cutek

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