Alfonso Ariza


Artist biography

Alfonso Ariza is a contemporary artist considered well established, Alfonso Ariza was born in 1920. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alberto Fabra, Lygia Clark, Carl Nesjar, Willy Ørskov, and Luchita Hurtado.

Further Biographical Context for Alfonso Ariza

Alfonso Ariza was born in 1920 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Alfonso Ariza

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