Cristina Garrido

1986 · Spain

Artist biography

Cristina Garrido is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Spain, like other prominent artists such as Carlos Saura, Equipo 57, Jordina Orbañanos, Mayo, Santiago, and Eloy Arribas. Cristina Garrido was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cristina Garrido's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium, Portugal, and Spain. Galleries include LMNO in Brussels, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, as well as The Goma in Madrid. Cristina Garrido most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rodríguez Gallery in Poznan (22 September 2017 until 24 September 2017) with the exhibition Disrupt (part2). Cristina Garrido's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; 3+1 Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon (21 September 2018 - 10 November 2018) with the name An Art of Microseconds and The Goma in Madrid (07 February 2020 - 27 March 2020) with the name Tierra Siena, azul de Delft, bermellón de China. Cristina Garrido's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Disrupt (part2) and took place at Rodríguez Gallery in Poznan, Poland from the 22 September 2017 to 24 September 2017.

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was significant in developing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose phases, although he would eventually relocate to Paris in 1904, Picasso revealed a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also thought to be the most influential founding member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. Though they were established in France for the majority part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly influential figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain in the twentieth century was controlled by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco, whose regime subjugated the country from 1939 to 1975. His passing prompted a restitution of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who thus reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, typified by a fierce anti-communist position, led to the departure of major intellectual and cultural figures, determined to escape this oppressive system. The artistic and cultural flourishing of the avant-garde were deeply stirred by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are frequently significative of leftist penchants. Some critically acclaimed modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Cristina Garrido

Born in 1986, Cristina Garrido's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Cristina Garrido

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