Pia Muhlbauer

1953

Artist biography

Pia Muhlbauer is seen as an established contemporary artist. Pia Muhlbauer was born in 1953. Artists like Paul Deacon, Joakim Hansen, John Barger, Ekaterina Chklovskaya-Cordi, and Marcel Chitac were also born in 1953.

Further Biographical Context for Pia Muhlbauer

Pia Muhlbauer was born in 1953 and grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 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 expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence 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. 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. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving worldwide recognition.

Pia Muhlbauer

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