Patrizio De Magistris

1957

Artist biography

Patrizio De Magistris is an established artist. Patrizio De Magistris was born in 1957. Artists Jan Murray, Leonidas Kryvosej, Milivoje Bogosavljević, Carole Ivoy, and Stephen Dixon are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Patrizio De Magistris

Patrizio De Magistris was born in 1957 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged 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 engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, 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 prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining worldwide acclaim.

Patrizio De Magistris

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