Fernando Cortes Pellicer

1955

Artist biography

Fernando Cortes Pellicer is an established contemporary visual artist, Fernando Cortes Pellicer was born in 1955. Artists like Raqib Bashorun, Kristina Braein, Elizabeth Abeyta, Judith Brunner, and Deborah Cotrone were also born in 1955.

Further Biographical Context for Fernando Cortes Pellicer

Born in 1955, Fernando Cortes Pellicer's creative work was largely influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining global acclaim.

Fernando Cortes Pellicer

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