Rasikh Akhmetvaliev

1956

Artist biography

Rasikh Akhmetvaliev is regarded as a well established artist, Rasikh Akhmetvaliev was born in 1956. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Schuster Michael, Silvia Bächli, Toshiro Yamaguchi, Gabi Hamm, and Antoine Poupel.

Further Biographical Context for Rasikh Akhmetvaliev

Rasikh Akhmetvaliev was born in 1956 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial 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 decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. A few noteworthy global movements that defined the era include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Rasikh Akhmetvaliev

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