Tibor Hajas

1946 · Hungary

Artist biography

Tibor Hajas is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Hungary, like other prominent artists such as Csaba Nemes, Peter Puklus, Tamás Körösényi, Gabor Ösz, and György Kepes. Tibor Hajas was born in 1946.

Tibor Hajas' exhibition

Tibor Hajas' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Tibor Hajas: Action Works at Austin / Desmond Fine Art in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 19 May 2017 until 30 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Tibor Hajas

Born in 1946, Tibor Hajas' creative work was largely influenced by the 1960s. The astronomical impact of the 1960s was truly astonishing across the globe. Evocative of a time stirring both hope and anger, the 1960s triggered an outburst of new philosophies and movements, truly sensational and ground-breaking. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly influential impact globally, largely defined by the Iron Curtain dividing Europe both physically and spiritually, and drastically marked by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing expectations on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The incredible escalation of mass consumerism also defined the era, engendering new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism established the central idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to represent the real world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, while getting rid of the emotional and highly personal aspect it would usually entail with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, distinctive to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for example, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism deeply influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who strived to depict the raw human emotions often connected to reflections on death and the haunting anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Tibor Hajas

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