Alfonso Abelenda

1931 - 2019

Artist biography

Alfonso Abelenda was a creative visual artist, Alfonso Abelenda, born in 1931, died in 2019. Artists like Tomaso Binga, Erland Cullberg, Arthur Carter, Waldo Balart, and Abdolhamid Siyavash were also born in 1931.

Further Biographical Context for Alfonso Abelenda

Alfonso Abelenda was born in 1931 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Alfonso Abelenda

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