Sergei Alimov


Artist biography

Sergei Alimov is seen as an established contemporary artist, Sergei Alimov was born in 1938. Artists like José Arditti, Alex Harsley, Klaus Staeck, Willy De Sauter, and Hermann Nitsch were also born in 1938.

Further Biographical Context for Sergei Alimov

Sergei Alimov was born in 1938 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Sergei Alimov

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