Nicolas Moreton

1955

Artist biography

Nicolas Moreton is an established contemporary artist. Nicolas Moreton was born in 1955. Artists Ma Tianbao, Walton Hoffman, José Luis Bustamante, F.Marquespenteado, and Pierre Cousin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Nicolas Moreton

Nicolas Moreton was born in 1955 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling 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 importance 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate 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 global recognition.

Nicolas Moreton

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