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Mel Bochner

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Conceptual Art pioneer Mel Bochner has devoted much of his career in exploring the medium of words. His textured oil paintings are often filled with synonymous words painted in bold capital letters. Vivid and brilliant colours are juxtaposed, resulting in surfaces rich in texture and tone. Renowned as the organiser of the first conceptual art exhibition in 1966, in a time when language moved from talking about art to becoming part of art itself, Bochner has since then re-contextualised the symbols and signs of our culture, probing the conventions of both painting and of language, the way we construct and understand them, and the way they relate to one another. Mel Bochner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1940 and lives and works in New York. He is represented by internationally recognised galleries and his work is included in many major public and private collections, including Tate, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; MoMA, New York.           

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