Jerzy Mech

1934

Artist biography

Jerzy Mech was a visual artist. Jerzy Mech was born in 1934. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are Miguel Angel Càrdenas Rodriguez, Will Horwitt, Renate Goebel, Danielle Jacqui, and Lü Yibin.

Further Biographical Context for Jerzy Mech

Born in 1934, Jerzy Mech was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Jerzy Mech

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