Enrique Hernandez Rodriguez

1933 - 1997

Artist biography

Enrique Hernandez Rodriguez was a visual artist. Enrique Hernandez Rodriguez was born in 1933 and died in 1997. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Horst Faas, Paul Baeteman, Antonín Bartoš, Robert Ronnie Branaman, and Barbara Gallagher.

Further Biographical Context for Enrique Hernandez Rodriguez

Born in 1933, Enrique Hernandez Rodriguez was primarily influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been 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 properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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 Hernandez Rodriguez

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