Marie-Hélène Eirisch

1957

Artist biography

Marie-Hélène Eirisch is an established artist. Marie-Hélène Eirisch was born in 1957. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Juan Arroyo Salmon, Grzegorz Barthel De Weydenthal, Jean-Luc Deru, Xerxes Ach, and Klaus Fliege.

Further Biographical Context for Marie-Hélène Eirisch

Born in 1957, Marie-Hélène Eirisch was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions 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 journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed 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, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, allied 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 intended to give life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Marie-Hélène Eirisch

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