Jocko Dye Mcdonald

1950 - 2007

Artist biography

Jocko Dye Mcdonald was an artist. Jocko Dye Mcdonald was born in 1950 and died in 2007. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jacky Guilvout, Dennis Elliott, Tuija Lindström, Christian Courrèges, and Elizabeth Ester Kelly.

Further Biographical Context for Jocko Dye Mcdonald

Jocko Dye Mcdonald was born in 1950 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1960s growing up. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely powerful era which generated an important number of disruptions and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society followed, with ground-breaking values and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Simplicity and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly gathering polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first flourishing of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. worldwide, a significant number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Jocko Dye Mcdonald

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