Patrick Mcbride

1960

Artist biography

Patrick Mcbride is an established contemporary visual artist. Patrick Mcbride was born in 1960. Also born in 1960 and of this same generation are Caroline Bo, Hans-Jörg Holubitschka, Kemal Seyhan, Do Ngoc Dung, and Nadín Ospina.

Further Biographical Context for Patrick Mcbride

Born in 1960, Patrick Mcbride's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage 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 importance 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. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining global praise.

Patrick Mcbride

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