Mandy Martin is an established contemporary artist. Mandy Martin was born in 1952. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Tony Brown, Edward Bordett, John Hull, Joachim Czichon, and Allan Morgan.
Further Biographical Context for Mandy Martin
Born in 1952, Mandy Martin's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements gained prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.