Eloy Arribas


Artist biography

Eloy Arribas is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in Spain, like other well-known artists such as Asier Mendizabal, Bleda, Miguel Berrocal, Roberto Massó, and Julio Gonzalez.

About Eloy Arribas' work

Eloy Arribas is a notable figure of Expressionism. Flourishing between 1905 and 1920, Expressionism represents a movement that influenced literature, architecture, performances and art. Expressionist artists mainly wished to illustrate the world as it felt, rather than how it looked, thus permitting art to be renewed with an emotional truthfulness and expressive strength. Particularly expanding in Germany and Austria, Expressionists formed groups where they would share studios as well as exhibit or publish their works together - such groups include Die Brücke in Dresden, as well as Der Blaue Reiter in Munich. Although Expressionism can be considered a rather vast term that encompasses a multitude of tendencies, the artworks themselves are often characterized by unplanned gestural marks and distorted depictions, that would attempt to express the artist’s inner emotions. Some highly acclaimed paintings representative of Expressionism include Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Wassily Kandinsky’s Der Blaue Reiter, and Egon Schiele’s Sitting Woman with Legs Drawn Up.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eloy Arribas' work is on display at Freight + Volume located in New York, the United States. Eloy Arribas most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Freight + Volume in New York (10 July 2019 until 31 August 2019) with the exhibition Frugivore Bats.

At present, Eloy Arribas has a total of three artworks for sale at Artland.

Eloy Arribas in private collections

On Artland Eloy Arribas' art can be found in the collection of Bech Risvig Collection, who for instance also has works by other artists including Asger Dybvad Larsen, Qafar Rzayev, and Willy Spiller.

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 Paris in 1904, Picasso revealed a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also thought to be the most influential original 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 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 subjugated the country from 1939 to 1975. His passing prompted a restoration of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who consequently restructured the State. The Franco dictatorship, characterised by an intense anti-communist position, led to the exodus of major intellectual and cultural figures, decided to escape this oppressive system. The artistic and cultural flourishing of the avant-garde were deeply affected 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.

Eloy Arribas

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