Pietro Baiamonte

1958

Artist biography

Pietro Baiamonte is an established contemporary visual artist, Pietro Baiamonte was born in 1958. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Giuseppe Bertolino, Vincent De Roder, Terry Taylor, Deborah Azzopardi, and Madoz Chema.

Further Biographical Context for Pietro Baiamonte

Pietro Baiamonte was born in 1958 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the extensive 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 considerations, 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement explored on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, fleeting states. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Pietro Baiamonte

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