Asdrúbal Colmenares


Artist biography

Asdrúbal Colmenares is an established contemporary artist, Asdrúbal Colmenares was born in 1936. Artists Juan Aguino, Jessie A. Allan, Ans Westra, Gilbert Bazard, and Richard Bedwash are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Asdrúbal Colmenares

Born in 1936, Asdrúbal Colmenares was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.