Carlo Aloë

1939 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Carlo Aloë is an established artist, who originates from Switzerland, like other renowned artists such as Anne Golaz, Andreas Mattle, Till Rabus, Susi Kramer, and Hans Bach. Carlo Aloë was born in 1939.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Carlo Aloë is represented and exhibited by Licht Feld Gallery located in Basel, Switzerland. Carlo Aloë most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Licht Feld Gallery in Basel with the exhibition ArtFabricFreland. The exhibition was open from 02 December 2019 until 13 March 2020. Carlo Aloë's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Licht Feld Gallery in Basel (19 March 2019 - 24 May 2019) with the name Group show and Licht Feld Gallery in Basel (28 May 2019 - 28 June 2019) with the name #5 Schwerelos.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the development of Modernism was the establishment of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its initial members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly metamorphosed into an prominent hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a refuge from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had originated some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist era of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another key movement that can be connected to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier might have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first autonomous projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Important Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Carlo Aloë

Born in 1939, Carlo Aloë grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Carlo Aloë

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