Latvian painter, stage designer and graphic designer. After a childhood spent in Siberian exile, he studied decorative art and trained as a painter in the Latvian Art Academy (1963–72), preparing for a career as a stage designer. Stage design and the applied arts were less constrained by Socialist Realist dictates during the 1970s, and he quickly became one of Latvia’s most innovative artists. His fluency with process art and installation, for example, was already evident in his designs for a ...
Mark Allen Svede
Margarita González Arredondo
Mexican painter, sculptor, illustrator and stage designer. He was self-taught when he took up painting in 1956 with the encouragement of Diego Rivera, but from 1956 to 1960 he studied graphic design with Gordon Jones. During those years he worked in an Abstract Expressionist manner, although he soon incorporated figurative elements and, from ...
Anne K. Swartz
American performance artist. Finley is noted for her controversial pieces and her work has been called “obscene,” “lewd” and “vulgar” because she has graphically examined such subjects in her art as politics, sexuality, scatology, identity, violence and abuse, among other divisive topics. Her works are also called theatrical solo shows. She explored feminist content through her performances, which were often derided by the public, even after she developed her audience within the art world. In her art, she combined monologues with manipulation of her body, including pouring substances onto herself. Using her partially or fully nude body, she entices the viewer, but then quickly subverts the experience of looking at her by pouring, smearing, or otherwise covering parts or all of herself. Her writing is well-crafted and provocative both in subject and form....
American, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in New York City.
Born 18 September 1951, in Santa Monica (California).
Sculptor, installation artist, performance artist, poster artist.
Computer Art (Virtual Art).
Matt Mullican attended the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, where he studied with the conceptual artist John Baldessari, obtaining a BFA in ...
French, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1951, in Paris.
Painter (including mixed media), poster artist, graphic designer. Figures. Stage costumes and sets.
David Rochline applies acrylics to photographs, and re-photographs and retouches the resultant image before gluing it to a backing canvas.
Paris, 7 March 1990...
Russian, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 10 October 1959, in Dushanbe (now in Tadjikistan).
Painter, performance artist.
Vadim Zakharov took classes at the faculty of graphic arts of the institute of education in Moscow from 1977. He settled in Moscow. Zakharov initially devised figures from his own personal mythology on the fringes of the historical mythology of Communism. He 'played' them in various performances before painting them on canvas from ...