Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a body print?

What is a body print?

Depending on the artist's intention, body print may be executed in different ways that include smearing of grease or margarine on the skin, hair and clothes or by pressing oneself against a piece of paper then dust the oiled imprint with the pigment on the ground. The artist's body acts as the common printing plate, the "body print" however, does not work or act as a self portrait. It rather explores 2 competing identity conceptions.

Neue Wilden

Neue Wilden is the term German artist used for neo-expressionism. In the 1970s and 80s, expressive painting emerged once more in the country, and artists embraced the intense colors and broad brushstrokes used. The movement grew in opposition to minimal and conceptual art.

Superflat

Art movement founded by Takashi Murakami and is greatly influenced by anime and manga. The term is used to refer to the flattened forms in the Japanese animation, graphic art, fine arts and pop culture as well as the shallow nature of Japanese culture. It is an art movement that is self proclaimed and regarded as post modern.

Art Intervention

Art Intervention is art which is intended to interact with an existing situation, structure, artwork, audience, or institution. Interventions became popular in the 1960s, as artists sought to effect change in political and social contexts. Artist-in-residence programs were inspired by this art movement.

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