Magda Matwiejew

1956

Artist biography

Magda Matwiejew is considered as a well established. Magda Matwiejew was born in 1956. Artists Jean-Pierre Lewis, Phyllis Batambil Burarrwanga, Ceng Xianguo, Andrzej Gluszek, and Talat Enlil are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Magda Matwiejew

Born in 1956, Magda Matwiejew's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, 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 respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving international recognition.

Magda Matwiejew

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