Melanie Ebenhoch

1985 · United States

Artist biography

Melanie Ebenhoch is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as William Zorach, Elmer Bischoff, Kristina Lee, Kalen Na'Il Roach, and Ted Gahl. Melanie Ebenhoch was born in 1985.

Exhibitions

Melanie Ebenhoch's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Martin Janda in Vienna (28 January 2020 - 05 March 2020) with the name Galerie Martin Janda satellite II at Hochhaus Herrengasse and L'Inconnue in Montréal (03 March 2019 - 09 March 2019) with the name L'Inconnue | NADA New York Gallery Open. Melanie Ebenhoch's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Toot Suite and took place at Galerie Tobias Naehring in Leipzig, Germany from the 12 January 2018 to 03 March 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Melanie Ebenhoch

Melanie Ebenhoch was born in 1985 and was largely inspired by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form an influential group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Melanie Ebenhoch

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