Yves Boucard

1953

Artist biography

Yves Boucard is an established contemporary artist, Yves Boucard was born in 1953. Also born in 1953 and of this same generation are Ramon Moscardó, Bernhard Prinz, Serhii Belyk, David Alvarez, and Peter Halley.

Further Biographical Context for Yves Boucard

Born in 1953, Yves Boucard grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction 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 considerations on art itself. The earliest 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 status, 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, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained international success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.