Alexander Melamid is active/lives in New York, New Jersey / Russian Federation. Alexander Melamid is known for collage, graphics, mixed media, mural and figure painting.
Biography Alexander Melamid
Emigrating in 1977 with Vitaly Komar from the Soviet Union, via Israel to New York City, Alexander Melamid, a graduate of Stroganov Art Institute in Moscow, is known as a cynical social realist. Since the early 1970s until 2003, he has been part of a long-time collaboration known as SotsArt with Vitaly Komar. Shockingly non-conforming at its inception in Russia, it combined Western styles of Pop Art and Social Realism and included methods of performance, photography, installation, music and poetry. Of working together, they said: "Even if only one of us creates some
of the projects and works, we usually sign them together. We are not
just an artist, we are a movement."
In 1976, a New York gallery hosted thei
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