Lajos Csaky is an established artist, Lajos Csaky was born in 1950. Artists like Angelika Christina Brzoska, Pentti Sammallahti, Bernard Blaise, Michel Beugnies, and Kwame Akoto were also born in 1950.
Further Biographical Context for Lajos Csaky
Born in 1950, Lajos Csaky was primarily influenced by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling 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 importance 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. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate throughout the next decade.