Nabila Mhissen

1953

Artist biography

Nabila Mhissen is an established contemporary artist. Nabila Mhissen was born in 1953. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Stein Rønning, Liang Zhuoshu, Edouard Jean, James P. Kerr, and Bak-Geler Mazon.

Further Biographical Context for Nabila Mhissen

Nabila Mhissen was born in 1953 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage 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 powerful figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, 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 egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate during the next decade.

Nabila Mhissen

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