Kurt Buchwald

1953

Artist biography

Kurt Buchwald is regarded as a well established artist, Kurt Buchwald was born in 1953. Also born in 1953 and of this same generation are Carlos Andrade Silva, Krzystof M. Bednarski, Elisabeth Bodey, Heather Busch, and Christine Piot.

Further Biographical Context for Kurt Buchwald

Born in 1953, Kurt Buchwald's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central stresses of the preceding 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 extensive 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 considerations, creating cryptic 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving worldwide recognition.

Kurt Buchwald