Mo Hongxun

1952

Artist biography

Mo Hongxun is seen as an established artist. Mo Hongxun was born in 1952. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Zoe Kronberger, Bernard Mcmullen, Joachim Holz, Nicole Guezou, and Hector Benavides.

Further Biographical Context for Mo Hongxun

Mo Hongxun was born in 1952 and was primarily 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 dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential 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 considerations, creating cryptic 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 influential position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements gained prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Mo Hongxun

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