Paul Mathieu

1953

Artist biography

Paul Mathieu is an established contemporary artist. Paul Mathieu was born in 1953. Artists Frederick Candon, Fausto Diaz Llorent, Andreas Kuhnlein, Richard Daymirringu Birrinbirrin, and Siegfried Fenkhuber are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Mathieu

Paul Mathieu was born in 1953 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Paul Mathieu

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