Jürgen Baldiga

1959 - 1993

Artist biography

Jürgen Baldiga was a creative visual artist, Born in 1959, Jürgen Baldiga passed away in 1993. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Philippe Amiel, Dis Mariano Berlin, Doris Frohnapfel, David Band, and Trenkwalder, Elmar.

Further Biographical Context for Jürgen Baldiga

Born in 1959, Jürgen Baldiga was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding 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 expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements gained popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed significant commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Jürgen Baldiga

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