Carlos Almaraz

1941 · Mexico

Artist biography

Carlos Almaraz is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Mexico - other established artists such as Taniel Morales, Erick Beltrán, Carlos Aguirre, Miguel Calderón, and Román Eguía Román were also born in Mexico. Carlos Almaraz was born in 1941.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Carlos Almaraz' work is on display at Craig Krull Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Carlos Almaraz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles with the exhibition Dealer's Choice: Painting and Sculpture in 1980s. The exhibition was open from 17 November 2018 until 29 December 2018. Carlos Almaraz' work has also been exhibited during the FIGURE IN A LANDSCAPE exhibition at Foxy Production in New York, the United States (21 September 2018 - 21 October 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Carlos Almaraz

Born in 1941, Carlos Almaraz was largely inspired by the 1960s growing up. Art turned into a vehicle for dogmas and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing simultaneously as the most defining art movements of the decade. Pop Art in New York city embraced the culture of mass media and mass consumerism, with Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann getting inspired by television, comic strips, billboards and other products of the rise of Capitalism for their artworks. On the other side of the country, the West Coast in California, the first features of what would be known as Conceptual art were developing. Minimalism established the central idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to represent the real world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental ideologies of Abstract Expressionism, while getting rid of the expressive and highly personal aspect it would often associated with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that echoed through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, distinctive to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for example, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism deeply influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to portray the raw human emotions often connected to reflections on death and the haunting angst of the meaninglessness of life.

Carlos Almaraz

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