Abraham Lacalle

1962 · Spain

Artist biography

Abraham Lacalle is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Spain, like other prominent artists such as Juan Carlos Martínez, Daniel Llaría, Héctor Mediavilla, Jorge Peris, and Xavier Arenós. Abraham Lacalle was born in 1962.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Abraham Lacalle is represented and exhibited by Galería Marlborough | Madrid in Spain. Abraham Lacalle's work has most recently been exhibited at Galería Marlborough | Madrid in Spain (08 January 2020 until 07 February 2020) with the exhibition Grabado Español Contemporáneo. Abraham Lacalle's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Solo Exhibition , which took place at Galería Marlborough | Madrid in Spain (04 September 2019 - 04 October 2019).

Historical Context of Spain

Spain has played a crucial role in the development of art in the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, a young Pablo Picasso developed a uniquely expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, firstly with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the chief founding member of the Cubist movement, a group in which he was joined by fellow Spaniard Juan Gris. Both Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were leading figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also lived in France for large parts of their careers. Throughout the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was ruled by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco whose dictatorship ruled the country, in one form or another, from 1939 until 1975, at which time the monarchy was restored to Juan-Carlos I who subsequently implemented considerable reform. The Franco regime was characterised by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of leading intellectual and cultural figures that elected not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered significantly, since liberal artistic movements are often noted for their leftist leanings. Important modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Abraham Lacalle

Abraham Lacalle was born in 1962 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Abraham Lacalle

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