Sylvia Naimark

1955 · Sweden

Artist biography

Sylvia Naimark is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Sweden, like other prominent artists such as David Molander, Gun Gordillo, Amanda Karlsson, Juan Villavicencio, and Anna Halldin-Maule. Sylvia Naimark was born in 1955.

Sylvia Naimark's Gallery representation

Sylvia Naimark's work is on display at Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Sylvia Naimark

Born in 1955, Sylvia Naimark's creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung 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 resurfaced 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 remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, developing 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 on city walls. Following, the international reach of street art would become extremely significant, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Sylvia Naimark

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