Kartika Affandi-Köberl


Artist biography

Kartika Affandi-Köberl is an established contemporary visual artist, Kartika Affandi-Köberl was born in 1934. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Irving Petlin, Domenico Gnoli, Richard Alan Schmid, Shiro Kuramata, and Rolf Iseli.

Further Biographical Context for Kartika Affandi-Köberl

Kartika Affandi-Köberl was born in 1934 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Kartika Affandi-Köberl

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