Dennis Hollingsworth

1956 · Spain

Artist biography

Dennis Hollingsworth is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Spain. Dennis Hollingsworth was born in 1956. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Miquel Barceló and Juan Muñoz.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dennis Hollingsworth is represented by two galleries. These are Cirrus Gallery and Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Dennis Hollingsworth most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Richard | Paris in France (24 January 2020 until 21 February 2020) with the exhibition Untitled. Dennis Hollingsworth's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Wellspring (04 October 2019 - 12 November 2019) at Galerie Richard | Paris in France and Prado, Post Prado (26 February 2020 - 04 April 2020) at Galerie Richard | New York in the United States. Dennis Hollingsworth's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Burgeoning and took place at Galerie Richard | New York in the United States from the 29 January 2019 to 08 March 2019.

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was substantial 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 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. Though they were established in France for the most part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly prominent figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain during the twentieth century was governed by the totalitarian dictatorship of General Franco, whose regime dominated the country from 1939 to 1975. His death prompted a restitution of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who consequently reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, characterised by a fierce anti-communist position, led to the departure of major intellectual and cultural figures, decided to escape this oppressive system. The artistic and cultural blossoming of the avant-garde were deeply stirred by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are commonly associated with leftist inclinations. Some critically acclaimed modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Dennis Hollingsworth

Dennis Hollingsworth was born in 1956 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. A few noteworthy international movements that sharpened the decade include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Dennis Hollingsworth