Peter Mitov

1953

Artist biography

Peter Mitov is seen as an established contemporary artist. Peter Mitov was born in 1953. Artists like Richard Bunkall, Helmut Gerigk, Stephen Adams, Stephen Alexander, and Dawoud Bey were also born in 1953.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Mitov

Born in 1953, Peter Mitov was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial 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 considerations, creating esoteric 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 powerful figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous 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 major international celebrity in his own right. International movements gained prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Peter Mitov

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