Angel Vergara

1958

Artist biography

Angel Vergara is an established artist, Angel Vergara was born in 1958. Artists Peter Howson, Jorge Tacla, Jan Fabre, Renate Sennewald, and Pawel Kowalewski are of the same generation.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Angel Vergara's work is on display at Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Wevelgem, Belgium. Angel Vergara's work are currently exhibiting at Axel Vervoordt Gallery in Wevelgem with the exhibition J’efface, et cela apparaît (06 March 2020 - 29 May 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Angel Vergara

Angel Vergara was born in 1958 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction 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 emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the international extent of street art would become extremely significant, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Angel Vergara

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