Angela de La Cruz
1965 · Spain
Angela de La Cruz is an artist, who was born and brought up in Spain, like other prominent artists such as Artur Heras, David Rodríguez Caballero, Alberto Franco Díaz, Javier Victorero, and Xavier Valls. Angela de La Cruz was born in 1965.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Angela de La Cruz' work is available on display in 6 galleries around the globe, such as in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. Galleries include Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Anna Schwartz Gallery in Australia, and Carreras Mugica in Spain. Angela de La Cruz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna with the exhibition ARCO Madrid. The exhibition was open from 26 February 2020 until 01 March 2020. Angela de La Cruz' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna (10 September 2019 - 11 October 2019) with the name TO A PASSER-BY and Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm (13 October 2018 - 01 December 2018) with the name twentyfourseven - Wetterling Gallery 40 Years!. Angela de La Cruz' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called GROUP EXHIBITION Form Shapes Language and took place at Moran Moran in Los Angeles, the United States from the 14 July 2018 to 25 August 2018.
Angela de La Cruz has nine works for sale at present available on Artland.
Historical Context of Spain
Spain has played a crucial role in the maturation of art in the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, a young Pablo Picasso developed a distinctively expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, firstly with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the chief founding member of the Cubist movement, a group in which he was joined by fellow Spaniard Juan Gris. Both Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were leading figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also domiciled in France for large parts of their careers. During the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was dominated by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco whose dictatorship ruled the country, in one form or another, from 1939 until 1975, at which time the monarchy was restored to Juan-Carlos I who then implemented substantial reform. The Franco regime was noted for its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of important intellectual and cultural figures that elected not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered significantly, since liberal artistic movements are often noted for their leftist leanings. Important modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.
Further Biographical Context for Angela de La Cruz
Angela de La Cruz was born in 1965 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.