Daniel Cueva

1951 - 1987

Artist biography

Daniel Cueva was a visual artist, Daniel Cueva was born in 1951 and died in 1987. Also born in 1951 and of this same generation are Tom Wood, Ralph Ball, Daniel W. Bates, Christopher Le Brun, and Hiroyuki Arakawa.

Further Biographical Context for Daniel Cueva

Born in 1951, Daniel Cueva was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Daniel Cueva