Erlea Maneros Zabala

1977 · Spain

Artist biography

Erlea Maneros Zabala is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Spain, like other famous artists such as Carmen Calvo, Blanca Muñoz, Enrique Radigales, Luis Sanz, and Iván Gómez. Erlea Maneros Zabala was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Erlea Maneros Zabala is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Carreras Mugica in Bilbao, Spain and Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles, the United States. Erlea Maneros Zabala most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles (11 February 2019 until 24 May 2019) with the exhibition FROGTOWN. Erlea Maneros Zabala's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is TEN YEAR, which took place at Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles, the United States (09 February 2018 - 02 March 2018).

Historical Context of Spain

Spain has played a crucial role in the development 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, firstly with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the central 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 dominated 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 distinguished by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of leading intellectual and cultural figures that chose 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. Key modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Erlea Maneros Zabala

Erlea Maneros Zabala was born in 1977, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Erlea Maneros Zabala

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