Alberto Carvajal García

1958

Artist biography

Alberto Carvajal García is seen as an established artist, Alberto Carvajal García was born in 1958. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Zorzi Alberto, Laura Mcphee, Roland Fischer, Thomas Bohle, and Vuong Duy Bien.

Further Biographical Context for Alberto Carvajal García

Born in 1958, Alberto Carvajal García's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. A few noteworthy international movements that defined the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.