Philippe Amiel

1959

Artist biography

Philippe Amiel is an established artist, Philippe Amiel was born in 1959. Also born in 1959 and of this same generation are Daud Magomedovich Akhriev, Mohammed Al-Ameri, Ariel Auslender, Kim Yusob, and Zbigniew Libera.

Further Biographical Context for Philippe Amiel

Philippe Amiel was born in 1959 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects 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 decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. 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, much-admired in the 1970s.