Borka Chirinos

1939

Artist biography

Borka Chirinos is a contemporary artist considered well established, Borka Chirinos was born in 1939. Artists like Noel Bisseker, Alessandro De Alexandris, Peter Behan, José De Guimarães, and Hossein Anangangola were also born in 1939.

Further Biographical Context for Borka Chirinos

Borka Chirinos was born in 1939 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Borka Chirinos

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