Maria Papadimitriou

1957 · Greece

Artist biography

Maria Papadimitriou is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Greece, like other renowned artists such as Ioannis Kardamatis, Mary Zygouri, Panos Tsagaris, Yorgos Sapountzis, and Apostolos Palavrakis. Maria Papadimitriou was born in 1957.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Papadimitriou

Born in 1957, Maria Papadimitriou was predominantly inspired 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 stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive 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 prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements began to gain importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Maria Papadimitriou

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