Pascal Masi

1954

Artist biography

Pascal Masi is seen as an established artist. Pascal Masi was born in 1954. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Juan Uslé, François Galletti, Daniel Loge, Claude Lesieur, and Chris Cristoforou.

Further Biographical Context for Pascal Masi

Born in 1954, Pascal Masi was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, 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 respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, transient conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Pascal Masi

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