Trude Friedrich

1955 · Argentina

Artist biography

Trude Friedrich is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Argentina, like other prominent artists such as Claro Bettinelli, Marcelo Grosman, Alejandro Corujeira, Thomas Saraceno, and Ideal Sánchez. Trude Friedrich was born in 1955.

Trude Friedrich's exhibition

Trude Friedrich's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Antoniusfeuer at Thomas Rehbein in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition was open from 02 December 2017 until 06 January 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Trude Friedrich

Born in 1955, Trude Friedrich's creative work was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions 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 materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced 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 re-emerged and regained its prominence, particularly 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 international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting 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, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly captivate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the international reach of street art would become extremely significant, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Trude Friedrich

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