Conchi Álvarez

1958

Artist biography

Conchi Álvarez is seen as an established contemporary artist, Conchi Álvarez was born in 1958. Also born in 1958 and of this same generation are Ouattara Watts, Lydia Panas, Hélène Balleret-Demery, Chu He, and Tamas Bakos.

Further Biographical Context for Conchi Álvarez

Conchi Álvarez was born in 1958 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive 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 cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements began to gain prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Conchi Álvarez

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