Danilo Dueñas

1956 · Colombia

Artist biography

Danilo Dueñas is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Colombia, like other well-known artists such as Santiago Pinyol, Ivan Argote, Juan Eugenio Ochoa, Valentino Cortázar, and Luis Carlos Tovar. Danilo Dueñas was born in 1956.

Further Biographical Context for Danilo Dueñas

Danilo Dueñas was born in 1956 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art 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 reflections, 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 before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful 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 kind of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned 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 guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate during the next decade.

Danilo Dueñas

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