Daniel Osvaldo Carranza

1955

Artist biography

Daniel Osvaldo Carranza is an established artist, Daniel Osvaldo Carranza was born in 1955. Artists Barry X Ball, Michael Laube, Iwo Birkenmajer, Bill Jacobson, and Sandra Yagi are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Daniel Osvaldo Carranza

Daniel Osvaldo Carranza was born in 1955 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage 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 importance 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 renowned figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists including Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the following decade.