Antonio Ballester Moreno

1977 · Spain

Artist biography

Antonio Ballester Moreno is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Spain, like other celebrated artists such as El Ultimo Grito, Rocío Verdejo, Jaume Sans, Pedro G. Romero, and Salvador Cidrás. Antonio Ballester Moreno was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Antonio Ballester Moreno is represented by 3 galleries around the world, including countries like Portugal, Spain, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Antonio Ballester Moreno's work include Galeria Pedro Cera in Portugal, Maisterravalbuena Galería | Madrid in Spain, as well as Christopher Grimes Gallery in the United States. Antonio Ballester Moreno's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Planetas at Galeria Pedro Cera in Lisbon, Portugal. The exhibition was open from 18 September 2019 until 08 November 2019. Antonio Ballester Moreno's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Maisterravalbuena Galería | Madrid in Spain (13 September 2018 - 27 October 2018) with the name El tomillo y la hierba en el techo de mi habitación and Leandro Navarro Gallería de Arte in Spain (13 September 2018 - 27 October 2018) with the name El tomillo y la hierba en el techo de mi habitación.

Antonio Ballester Moreno in private collections

Antonio Ballester Moreno's works can be seen in Jimenez -Colon Collection collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Mar Hernández, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Andy Warhol.

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was substantial 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 settled 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 governed by the totalitarian dictatorship of General Franco, whose regime dominated the country from 1939 to 1975. His death induced a restitution of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who consequently reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, characterised by an intense anti-communist position, led to the departure of major intellectual and cultural figures, decided to escape this oppressive regime. The artistic and cultural blossoming of the avant-garde were greatly stirred by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are frequently associated with leftist penchants. Some critically acclaimed modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Antonio Ballester Moreno

Antonio Ballester Moreno was born in 1977 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Antonio Ballester Moreno

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 4

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