con·​cep·​tu·​al·​ist | \ kən-ˈsep-chə-wə-list How to pronounce conceptualist (audio) , -chü-ə-, -chə-list, -shwə-list \

Definition of conceptualist

: an adherent to the tenets of conceptualism or of conceptual art

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike Duchamp, whose work can be difficult and arcane, Baldessari is a conceptualist with a common touch. Deborah Solomon, New York Times, "John Baldessari: An Artist in a Class by Himself," 7 Jan. 2020 The crisp, matter-of-fact approach, in this piece and throughout, dovetails with that of many of his fellow Southern California conceptualists of the early ’70s. Leah Ollman,, "Bas Jan Ader disappeared at sea at age 33. His art still haunts," 5 July 2019 The 92-year-old Romanian conceptualist’s first show in Los Angeles consists of more than 50 works drawn from throughout different periods of her career — all inspired by the Greek fabulist Aesop. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: Videos of the female figure, an autobiographical exhibit and paintings of immigrant terrains," 17 May 2018 Eric was the sample king and Hank was the overall conceptualist. George Varga,, "Branford Marsalis talks classical music, jazz and playing with the Grateful Dead and Public Enemy," 31 Mar. 2018 This season, the conceptualist crafted frame-like tents out of wood, rope, and fabric that obscured his models’ faces. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Ice Dancing! Dad Fashion! Everything You Missed From Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2018, So Far," 10 Jan. 2018 Out of the conch shell, into the frying pan An unusually skilled conductor and conceptualist, Schick is also a masterful musician on seemingly any percussion instrument. George Varga,, "'It's About Time' for ear-bending, eye-popping, borders-leaping music festival," 10 Jan. 2018 The ambitious show features dozens of contemporary Chinese artists, including conceptualists like Mr. Huang and painters like Liu Xiaodong. The New York Times, New York Times, "Your Week in Culture: Katy Perry, Agnès Varda, the Guggenheim’s Chinese Art (Minus the Animals)," 29 Sep. 2017 So Kendrick the competitor is on full alert here, but Lamar the artist and conceptualist never hits the snooze button either. Carl Wilson, Slate Magazine, "Kendrick Lamar’s scorcher of a new album is an urgent sermon for a troubling time.," 18 Apr. 2017

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Conceptualist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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