Olivier David

1959

Artist biography

Olivier David is an established contemporary visual artist. Olivier David was born in 1959. Artists Clémence Van Lunen, Tine Kjølsen, Kwangho Cheong, Paul Benney, and Fernando Agostinho are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Olivier David

Olivier David was born in 1959 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive 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 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining worldwide recognition.

Olivier David

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