Carmen Charro Garcia
Carmen Charro Garcia is an established contemporary visual artist, Carmen Charro Garcia was born in 1940. Artists John I Baya, Anders Kjær, Mathew Aqigaaq, Nancy Grossman, and Jessie Homer French are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Carmen Charro Garcia
Carmen Charro Garcia was born in 1940 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed 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 unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important 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 revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.