Marc Merolli

1951

Artist biography

Marc Merolli is an established contemporary artist. Marc Merolli was born in 1951. Also born in 1951 and of this same generation are Aleksandr Y. Ayzenshtat, Dan Viets Lomahoftewa, Sue Coe, Davida Allen, and Thomas Hamilton.

Further Biographical Context for Marc Merolli

Marc Merolli was born in 1951 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity A few significant global movements that sharpened the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Marc Merolli

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