Carlos Comesañas

1952

Artist biography

Carlos Comesañas is seen as an established artist, Carlos Comesañas was born in 1952. Artists like Gino Bidart, Claudio Caldini, Richard Rezac, Karlheinz Bux, and Nunung Bachtiar were also born in 1952.

Further Biographical Context for Carlos Comesañas

Born in 1952, Carlos Comesañas was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Carlos Comesañas

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