Zvi Goldstein

1947 · Romania

Artist biography

Zvi Goldstein is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Romania, like other celebrated artists such as André Cadere, Alex Mirutziu, Irina Rotaru, Anetta Mona Chisa, and Andra Ursuta. Zvi Goldstein was born in 1947.

Zvi Goldstein's Gallery representation

Zvi Goldstein's work is available for viewing at Daniel Marzona located in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Zvi Goldstein

Born in 1947, Zvi Goldstein's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1960s. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely powerful era which engendered a significant number of breaks and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with revolutionary philosophies and movements emerging in a cradle of innovation. Simplicity and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first flourishing of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to achieve by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily seduced by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the lament often linked to the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements echoed 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 adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Zvi Goldstein

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