Lucia Cheung

1950

Artist biography

Lucia Cheung is seen as an established contemporary artist, Lucia Cheung was born in 1950. Also born in 1950 and of this same generation are Susan Benzle, José Luis Checa, André Caparros, Frank Van Den Broeck, and Pentti Sammallahti.

Further Biographical Context for Lucia Cheung

Born in 1950, Lucia Cheung was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined 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 artwork into the sprawling 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 esoteric 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Lucia Cheung

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