Luke Akuptangoak is seen as an established contemporary artist, Luke Akuptangoak was born in 1940. Artists like Azzedine Alaia, Ed Baynard, Aixinjueluo Yujia, Ana Vieira, and Gladys Nilsson were also born in 1940.
Further Biographical Context for Luke Akuptangoak
Born in 1940, Luke Akuptangoak's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.