Charles M. Carillo

1956

Artist biography

Charles M. Carillo is an established contemporary artist, Charles M. Carillo was born in 1956. Artists like Ana Amorim, Cornelia Parker, Waldemar Bachmeier, Schuster Michael, and Gilles Berquet were also born in 1956.

Further Biographical Context for Charles M. Carillo

Charles M. Carillo was born in 1956 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Charles M. Carillo

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