1937 · Spain
Eduardo Arroyo is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Spain. Eduardo Arroyo was born in 1937. Artists Antoni Tapies, Eduardo Chillida and Eduardo Arroyo are of the same generation and same country as Eduardo Arroyo.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Eduardo Arroyo is represented by 5 galleries around the world, including countries like France, Spain, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie Louis Carré & Cie in Paris, as well as Galería Álvaro Alcázar and Galería La Caja Negra in Madrid. Eduardo Arroyo most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galería Álvaro Alcázar in Madrid with the exhibition En paralelo: Un día es un día. The exhibition was open from 20 December 2019 until 03 January 2020. Eduardo Arroyo's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galería BAT Alberto Cornejo in Madrid (10 November 2019 - 24 December 2019) with the name Especial obra gráfica and Galería Estampa in Madrid (24 June 2019 - 03 August 2019) with the name Homenajes. Eduardo Arroyo's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Soldaditos de Papel and took place at Galería Álvaro Alcázar in Madrid, Spain from the 14 December 2017 to 31 January 2018.
Eduardo Arroyo in private collections
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 developed 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 prominent 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 substantial reform. The Franco regime was characterised by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of key intellectual and cultural figures that chose not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered significantly, since liberal artistic movements are often noted for their leftist leanings. Significant modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.
Further Biographical Context for Eduardo Arroyo
Eduardo Arroyo was born in 1937 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.