Reinhard Minckewitz

1957

Artist biography

Reinhard Minckewitz is regarded as a well established artist. Reinhard Minckewitz was born in 1957. Artists Deng Guoyuan, Nikolai Gorlanov, Handan Börütecene, John Akomfrah, and Ismet Dogan are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Reinhard Minckewitz

Born in 1957, Reinhard Minckewitz' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 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 influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining global acclaim.

Reinhard Minckewitz

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