It never possessed the earth-moving critical heft of Minimal or Conceptual Art which preceded it, and within a few years it was overrun by the globetrotting buzz of its successor, Neo-Expressionism
then she took off!" The art market blew up at the time, connecting you situationally and stylistically to this earlier moment of art market surge, the Neo-Expressionism
of the 1980s--how did that affect what you were doing?
The eighties appeared to have ended this creative drought explosively, with the huge, sticky figurations of Neo-Expressionism
One of the central ways in which Kitaj countered the dominant artistic tendencies of his time was in his insistence that his pictures reveal themselves slowly, rather than hitting the viewer with their immediate visceral and visual impact, as was the case with Pop Art and Minimalism in the 1960s and two decades later with such tendencies as Neo-Expressionism
is, of course, not a term that you were using yourself, but was rather a construction invented by critics and curators to categorize a group of younger European painters who seemed to be doing something related.
Six new chapters discuss recent trends and artists, including minimal and conceptual art, Arte Povera, the influence of Joseph Beuys, neo-Expressionism
, neo-Conceptualism, and the work of Feminist and Gay artists as aspects of Postmodernism.
The emptiness of the vegetal and arboreal forms on display--as well as the wipes and blurs that reveal overpainting and erasures--marks the artist as a critic of German neo-expressionism
, with its ambitions of coming to terms with the country's Nazi past.
First of all, he really didn't deface anything, and second, his work is stylistically different from the "writers." It comes from the art history traditions of hieroglyphics, of pattern, of neo-expressionism
. Plus he was infinitely better than the graffiti artists.
According to an October 2003 review of his work in Art in America magazine, Michael Madore's "works from the late 1970s and early '80s easily fit into the trends of figurative painting at that time, from Pattern and Decoration and Chicago Imagism to Neo-Expressionism
and the art scene of the East Village."
Highlighting the 1960s are drawings by pop generation artists such as Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Claes Oldenburg, which usher in the panorama of styles from minimalism to neo-expressionism
that characterize drawing in the last few decades of the 20th century.
After the chapter about Marseilles that frankly unveils nothing new, and even omits to mention the role of Claudius Petit, Jencks comes to Ronchamp which he considers an opening to fractal design, and the catalyst of Neo-Expressionism
. Then he analyses La Tourette as L.C.'s self-portrait-building and finally comes to Chandigarh.
was an entirely international style: When the Museum of Modern Art reopened in the early eighties, artists from no matter where were working in that expansive, messy manner.