Eugenio Dittborn

1943 · Chile

Artist biography

Eugenio Dittborn is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Chile, like other renowned artists such as Gonzalo Reyes-Araos, Eugenio Dittborn, Álvaro Oyarzún, Alejandro Leonhardt, and Sandra Vásquez De La Horra. Eugenio Dittborn was born in 1943.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eugenio Dittborn is represented by two galleries. These are Alexander and Bonin in New York, the United States and KOW in Berlin, Germany. Eugenio Dittborn's work has most recently been exhibited at Drawing Room in London (18 May 2017 until 09 July 2017) with the exhibition Graphic Witness. Eugenio Dittborn's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; As If Sand Were Stone: Latin American Contemporary Art (20 May 2017 - 06 August 2017) at Alexander and Bonin in New York and Graphic Witness (18 May 2017 - 09 July 2017) at Alexander and Bonin in New York. Eugenio Dittborn's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Graphic Witness and took place at Drawing Room in London, the United Kingdom from the 18 May 2017 to 09 July 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Eugenio Dittborn

Born in 1943, Eugenio Dittborn's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1960s. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging at a similar time. On one hand, Pop championed the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. Artwork by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the fast developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their primary visual cues. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the very first blossoming of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key constituents of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of minimalism, a discipline that became renowned through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, a number of artistic movements resonated the artistic concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their idiosyncratic approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Eugenio Dittborn

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