Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
1977 · Spain
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Spain, like other prominent artists such as Pepo Salazar, Ramon Isern, Paco Guillén, Ibon Aranberri, and Salustiano. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané was born in 1977.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Mendes Wood DM | New York in the United States and Esther Schipper in Germany. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Praz-Delavallade | Los Angeles in the United States with the exhibition THE SOUND OF SILENCE. The exhibition was open from 12 July 2019 until 06 September 2019. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Natura Naturans (26 June 2018 - 30 August 2018) at Mendes Wood DM | New York in the United States and Construção (06 February 2020 - 21 March 2020) at Mendes Wood DM | São Paulo in Brazil.
Historical Context of Spain
The influence of Spain was significant in developing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he would eventually relocate to France in 1904, Picasso revealed a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also considered as the most influential founding member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. While they were established in France for the most 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 governed by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco, whose regime dominated the country from 1939 to 1975. His passing induced a restitution of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who consequently reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, typified by an intense anti-communist position, led to the exodus of major intellectual and cultural figures, determined to escape this oppressive regime. 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 Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané was born in 1977 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. A collective 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 varied group 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 well known 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 defiant yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.