Meng Xiangshun

1956

Artist biography

Meng Xiangshun is seen as an established artist. Meng Xiangshun was born in 1956. Artists like Yuji Agematsu, Hugo Motor, Girma Agegnehoys Ingeda, Liu Guangping, and Arlene Elizabeth Cathey were also born in 1956.

Further Biographical Context for Meng Xiangshun

Meng Xiangshun was born in 1956 was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received global distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Meng Xiangshun

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