N'Dangani Mavanbu

1959

Artist biography

N'Dangani Mavanbu is an established contemporary artist. N'Dangani Mavanbu was born in 1959. Also born in 1959 and of this same generation are Michael Janis, Reno Ditte, Laszlo Layton, Han Guodong, and Francesco Alfano.

Further Biographical Context for N'Dangani Mavanbu

Born in 1959, N'Dangani Mavanbu's creative work was largely influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining worldwide praise.

N'Dangani Mavanbu

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