Pamela Melvin

1956

Artist biography

Pamela Melvin is an established contemporary artist. Pamela Melvin was born in 1956. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gebhard Krewitt, Davida Kidd, Jean-Baptiste Celestin, Erik Arnoux, and Pierre Yves Clouin.

Further Biographical Context for Pamela Melvin

Born in 1956, Pamela Melvin grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art 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 esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, ephemeral conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Pamela Melvin

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