Sergei Alfyrov

1951 - 2004

Artist biography

Sergei Alfyrov was a creative visual artist, Sergei Alfyrov was born in 1951 and died in 2004. Also born in 1951 and of this same generation are Bartolomé Ferrando, Davida Allen, Lisa Bradley, Reverend Joyce McDonald, and Paul Glabicki.

Further Biographical Context for Sergei Alfyrov

Sergei Alfyrov was born in 1951, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions 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 artwork into the spacious 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 reflections, creating esoteric 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, transient conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European philosophy of phenomenology.