Almudena Lobera

1984 · Spain

Artist biography

Almudena Lobera is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Spain, like other famous artists such as Jaime Hayon, Ricardo Calero, Guerrero Medina, Juana Francés, and Javier Vallhonrat. Almudena Lobera was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Almudena Lobera is represented by Max Estrella Galería de Arte in Madrid, Spain. Almudena Lobera's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Lucid presence at Espac in Mexico City, Mexico. The exhibition was open from 27 June 2019 until 27 September 2019. Almudena Lobera's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Espac in Mexico City (30 July 2019 - 30 August 2019) with the name Rehearsals to inhabit together and Galería Fernando Pradilla in Madrid (20 December 2018 - 16 February 2019) with the name TRANSATLÁNTICA. Almudena Lobera's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called TRANSATLÁNTICA and took place at Galería Fernando Pradilla in Madrid, Spain from the 20 December 2018 to 16 February 2019.

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was significant in developing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose phases, although he would eventually relocate to France in 1904, Picasso revealed a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also considered as the most influential founding member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. Though they were established in France for the most part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly prominent figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural setting of Spain during the twentieth century was controlled by the totalitarian dictatorship of General Franco, whose regime subjugated the country from 1939 to 1975. His passing prompted a restitution of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who consequently reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, characterised by a fierce anti-communist position, led to the departure of major intellectual and cultural figures, determined to escape this oppressive regime. The artistic and cultural flourishing of the avant-garde were greatly affected by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are frequently associated with leftist inclinations. Some highly influential modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Almudena Lobera

Born in 1984, Almudena Lobera was primarily inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Almudena Lobera

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