Martín Mele

1960 · Argentina

Artist biography

Martín Mele is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Argentina, like other celebrated artists such as Márcos López, Eduardo Stupía, Hildegarde Duane, Humberto Rivas, and Soledad Arias. Martín Mele was born in 1960.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martín Mele is represented and exhibited by Galerie Mark Müller located in Zurich, Switzerland. Martín Mele's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition aires nuevos at Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 25 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. Martín Mele's work has also been exhibited during the Mele Mobil exhibition at Galerie Mark Müller in Zurich, Switzerland (22 April 2017 - 03 June 2017).

Further Biographical Context for Martín Mele

Born in 1960, Martín Mele was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Martín Mele