Paul Marandon

1952

Artist biography

Paul Marandon is seen as an established contemporary artist. Paul Marandon was born in 1952. Artists like Johan De Fre, Jirí Karel, Roberto Juarez, Per Inge Bjørlo, and Wolfgang Köthe were also born in 1952.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Marandon

Born in 1952, Paul Marandon was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses 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 works of art into the extensive 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 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 gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining global praise.

Paul Marandon

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