Rosalind Atkins

1957

Artist biography

Rosalind Atkins is seen as an established artist, Rosalind Atkins was born in 1957. Artists Enrico Armas, Saturno Alessandro, Nancy Barton, Fabienne Astier, and Eduardo Abrantes are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Rosalind Atkins

Rosalind Atkins was born in 1957 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential 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 looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining worldwide recognition.

Rosalind Atkins

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