Lorenzo Mascherpa

1952

Artist biography

Lorenzo Mascherpa is an established contemporary visual artist. Lorenzo Mascherpa was born in 1952. Also born in 1952 and of this same generation are Chalys Leye, Françoise Granger, Mieke Drossaert, Scott Jennings, and Ermete Cheli.

Further Biographical Context for Lorenzo Mascherpa

Born in 1952, Lorenzo Mascherpa's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to create life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Lorenzo Mascherpa

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