Nicola Amato is seen as an established artist, Nicola Amato was born in 1958. Also born in 1958 and of this same generation are Olivier Borst, Suzzanne Treister, Nick Knight, Paul Schütze, and E.D.M..
Further Biographical Context for Nicola Amato
Born in 1958, Nicola Amato grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive 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 renowned figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving worldwide acclaim.