Enrique Boris

1925

Artist biography

Enrique Boris is seen as an established artist, Enrique Boris was born in 1925. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are François Augieras, Alvaro Baragli, Gabriel Cualladó, Hugh Acton, and Brigitte Anders.

Further Biographical Context for Enrique Boris

Enrique Boris was born in 1925, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Enrique Boris

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