Nicola Mauger

1960

Artist biography

Nicola Mauger is regarded as a well established artist. Nicola Mauger was born in 1960. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Hernando Meja, Bettina Beylerian, Rafaelle Van Hulle, Ole John Aandal, and Jacques Aubert.

Further Biographical Context for Nicola Mauger

Born in 1960, Nicola Mauger's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to create life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Nicola Mauger

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