Dionisio González

1965 · Spain

Artist biography

Dionisio González is an artist, who originates from Spain, like other renowned artists such as Javier Núñez Gasco, Palmira Puig-Giró, June Crespo, Cyro Garcia, and Berta Cáccamo. Dionisio González was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dionisio González' work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like France, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Richard | Paris in France, Galerie Richard | New York in the United States, and Taubert Contemporary in Germany. Dionisio González most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Richard | New York in the United States with the exhibition A Retrospective. The exhibition was open from 25 June 2019 until 28 August 2019. Dionisio González' work has also been exhibited during the whodunnit exhibition at Taubert Contemporary in Berlin, Germany (05 July 2019 - 30 August 2019).

Historical Context of Spain

Spain has played a crucial role in the maturation of art in the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, a young Pablo Picasso established a uniquely expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the key founding member of the Cubist movement, a group in which he was joined by fellow Spaniard Juan Gris. Both Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were leading figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also domiciled in France for large parts of their careers. During the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was ruled by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco whose dictatorship ruled the country, in one form or another, from 1939 until 1975, at which time the monarchy was restored to Juan-Carlos I who then implemented considerable reform. The Franco regime was noted for its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of leading intellectual and cultural figures that elected not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered greatly, since liberal artistic movements are often known for their leftist leanings. Significant modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Dionisio González

Dionisio González was born in 1965 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Dionisio González