Milan Mihajlovic

1952

Artist biography

Milan Mihajlovic is regarded as a well established artist. Milan Mihajlovic was born in 1952. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Hans-Jürgen Raabe, Paulette Chanet, Gao Ming, Susan Cantrick, and Fini Janichen.

Further Biographical Context for Milan Mihajlovic

Born in 1952, Milan Mihajlovic was primarily inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling 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 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 renowned 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. Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate during the next decade.

Milan Mihajlovic

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