Antonio Castaño is seen as an established artist, Antonio Castaño was born in 1957. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Giro Annen, Robert F. Hammerstiel, Jeff Colson, Gary Bunt, and Stephane-Couturier.
Further Biographical Context for Antonio Castaño
Antonio Castaño was born in 1957 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance 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 renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. 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, fleeting states. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European philosophy of phenomenology.