Roberto Riverti

1954 · Argentina

Artist biography

Roberto Riverti is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Argentina, like other prominent artists such as Carlos Kusnir, William Eric Brown, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Matías Costa, and Santiago Cucullu. Roberto Riverti was born in 1954.

Further Biographical Context for Roberto Riverti

Born in 1954, Roberto Riverti's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, developing from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Roberto Riverti

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