Carmelo Consoli

1940

Artist biography

Carmelo Consoli is a contemporary artist considered well established, Carmelo Consoli was born in 1940. Artists Siv Bokelund, Fred Bonn, Evelyn Boumendil, Tony Conrad, and Aixinjueluo Yujia are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Carmelo Consoli

Born in 1940, Carmelo Consoli was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Carmelo Consoli

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