1963 · Spain
Blanca Muñoz is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Spain, like other well-known artists such as Jose Manuel Broto, Ignacio M. Caffarena, Isaak Malakkai, Oriol Texidor, and Chillida Eduardo. Blanca Muñoz was born in 1963.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Blanca Muñoz is represented and exhibited by Galería Marlborough | Madrid in Spain. Blanca Muñoz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galería Marlborough | Madrid in Spain with the exhibition Escultura Monumental. The exhibition was open from 12 February 2020 until 20 March 2020. Blanca Muñoz' work has also been exhibited during the Grabado Español Contemporáneo exhibition at Galería Marlborough | Madrid in Spain (08 January 2020 - 07 February 2020).
Historical Context of Spain
Spain has played a crucial role in the growth of art in the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, a young Pablo Picasso established a uniquely expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the key 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 prominent figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also domiciled in France for large parts of their careers. Throughout 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 subsequently implemented substantial reform. The Franco regime was distinguished by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of key intellectual and cultural figures that chose not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered significantly, since liberal artistic movements are often known for their leftist leanings. Significant modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.
Further Biographical Context for Blanca Muñoz
Born in 1963, Blanca Muñoz was predominantly 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 environment. 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 leading 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.