Stefano Bicini

1957 - 2003

Artist biography

Stefano Bicini was an artist, Born in 1957, Stefano Bicini passed away in 2003. Also born in 1957 and of this same generation are Des Armisen, Bertozzi&Casoni, Clegg&Guttmann (Martin Guttmann), Josef Strau, and Marie-Anne Briskmann.

Further Biographical Context for Stefano Bicini

Stefano Bicini was born in 1957 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to evolve and strengthen 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 journey of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the international extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Stefano Bicini

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