Alvaro Ardao

1960

Artist biography

Alvaro Ardao is a contemporary artist considered well established, Alvaro Ardao was born in 1960. Artists Abdiaziz Bube Ashir, Choi Byung-So, Steen Larsen, Marco Delogu, and Dexter Dalwood are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Alvaro Ardao

Alvaro Ardao was born in 1960 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, transient conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Alvaro Ardao

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