Abelardo Morell

1948 · Cuba

Artist biography

Abelardo Morell is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Cuba, like other well-known artists such as Carlos Ramirez, Odey Curbelo, Rene Portocarrero, Maria Martinez-Cañas, and Miguel Alejandro Machado Suárez. Abelardo Morell was born in 1948.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Abelardo Morell is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries include Michel Soskine Inc. in Spain, Galerie Edwynn Houk | Zurich in Switzerland, as well as ROSEGALLERY in the United States. Abelardo Morell's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Summer exibition at Michel Soskine Inc. in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition was open from 06 June 2019 until 26 July 2019. Abelardo Morell's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; ROSEGALLERY in the United States (09 December 2017 - 27 January 2018) with the name After Constable and Edwynn Houk Gallery | New York in the United States (01 November 2018 - 22 December 2018) with the name Abelardo Morell: Flowers for Lisa Part II.

Further Biographical Context for Abelardo Morell

Born in 1948, Abelardo Morell grew up during the 1960s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the art world, a multitude of powerful changes were also taking place. Pop Art, adopting the culture of mass media through the artworks of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was gradually breaking down the bases on which the creation and reception of art were built. Getting inspired from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists refuted the authority of highbrow art and created a ground-breaking movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional expression and focused on art’s theoretical aspect – aspiring to pure visual responses. Simplicity and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly composed of polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. The very first flourishing of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often linked to the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Abelardo Morell

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