Francisco Sobrino

1932 · Spain

Artist biography

Francisco Sobrino is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Spain. Francisco Sobrino was born in 1932. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Antoni Tapies, Eduardo Chillida and Eduardo Arroyo.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Francisco Sobrino's work is available for viewing at Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in Paris, France. Francisco Sobrino's work are exhibited at the exhibition, Hard edge at Galerie Denise René | Espace Marais in Paris, France. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 07 May 2020. Francisco Sobrino's only other exhibition is Transformation Instable, which took place at Galerie Mitterand in Paris, France (14 November 2019 - 17 January 2020).

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 established a distinctively 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 chief 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 subsequently implemented considerable reform. The Franco regime was characterised 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 Francisco Sobrino

Born in 1932, Francisco Sobrino was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Francisco Sobrino

  • Exhibitions 5

Looking for available works of this artist? Let us help you!

None of our partner galleries has added works for sale of this artist. If you are interested in seeing available works we will get in touch with galleries that represent this artist and get back to you.