Giuseppe Balzo

1935

Artist biography

Giuseppe Balzo is regarded as a well established artist, Giuseppe Balzo was born in 1935. Also born in 1935 and of this same generation are Gopher Armstrong, Bryan Organ, Gerry Baptist, Alice Acker, and Carla Bertola.

Further Biographical Context for Giuseppe Balzo

Born in 1935, Giuseppe Balzo's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques 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. Influential 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Giuseppe Balzo

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