Carlos De Contreras Oteyza

1951

Artist biography

Carlos De Contreras Oteyza is regarded as a well established artist, Carlos De Contreras Oteyza was born in 1951. Artists Veronica V. Bloechlinger, Jacques Auger, Miguel Angel Berlanga, Sidney Amsellem, and Carlo Cane are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Carlos De Contreras Oteyza

Carlos De Contreras Oteyza was born in 1951, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, transient states. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Carlos De Contreras Oteyza

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