Zac Segbedzi

1944 · Albania

Artist biography

Zac Segbedzi is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Albania, like other well-known artists such as Zac Segbedzi, Artan Shalsi, Anila Rubiku, Al, and Edson Luli. Zac Segbedzi was born in 1944.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Zac Segbedzi's work is on display at Interstate Projects located in New York, the United States. Zac Segbedzi's work has most recently been exhibited at Jenny's in Los Angeles (28 June 2019 until 02 August 2019) with the exhibition Suicidal Oil Piglet.

Further Biographical Context for Zac Segbedzi

Born in 1944, Zac Segbedzi was predominantly inspired by the 1960s growing up. In the art sphere, a multitude of significant changes were also taking place. Pop Art, embodying the culture of mass media through the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was slowly breaking down the bases on which the creation and reception of art were built. Drawing from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists rejected the authority of highbrow art and created a ground-breaking movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional expression and focused on art’s theoretical aspect – aiming for pure visual responses. Simplicity and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly composed of polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. Exploring further into some of the concepts inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – decidedly relating to Minimalism, with an essentially ruled-based approach, emptied of any emotional features. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally persuaded by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often associated with the human condition. globally, a significant number of art movements resonated with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Zac Segbedzi

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