Nkoana Harry Moyaga

1954

Artist biography

Nkoana Harry Moyaga is considered as a well established. Nkoana Harry Moyaga was born in 1954. Also born in 1954 and of this same generation are Gao Yuqi, Bernard Bergignat, Michel Brylak, Fang Jianhua, and Henk Kastelijn.

Further Biographical Context for Nkoana Harry Moyaga

Born in 1954, Nkoana Harry Moyaga's creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key 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 reflections, creating mysterious 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial 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.

Nkoana Harry Moyaga

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