Konstantin Vsevolodovich Mikhailov

1954

Artist biography

Konstantin Vsevolodovich Mikhailov is seen as an established artist. Konstantin Vsevolodovich Mikhailov was born in 1954. Also born in 1954 and of this same generation are Armin Göhringer, Li Zijian, Deborah Beck, Miguel Costales, and Hermann Krauth.

Further Biographical Context for Konstantin Vsevolodovich Mikhailov

Born in 1954, Konstantin Vsevolodovich Mikhailov grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained international success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Konstantin Vsevolodovich Mikhailov

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