Eugenio Chicano

1935

Artist biography

Eugenio Chicano is an established contemporary visual artist, Eugenio Chicano was born in 1935. Artists like Janis Annuss, Peter Paul Buchta, Hans Baumgart, Carlos Carvallido, and Zvest Apollonio were also born in 1935.

Further Biographical Context for Eugenio Chicano

Eugenio Chicano was born in 1935 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. 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 properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Eugenio Chicano

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