Patricia Mackinnon-Day

1956

Artist biography

Patricia Mackinnon-Day is an established artist. Patricia Mackinnon-Day was born in 1956. Artists like Ann Hamilton, Thomas Grünfeld, Phyllis Batambil Burarrwanga, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, and Tristan Cassamayor were also born in 1956.

Further Biographical Context for Patricia Mackinnon-Day

Born in 1956, Patricia Mackinnon-Day was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts 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 journey of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, 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 Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely recognized as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Patricia Mackinnon-Day

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