Glenda León

1976 · Cuba

Artist biography

Glenda León is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Cuba, like other famous artists such as Andres Montalvan Cuellar, Glexis Novoa, Diango Hernández, Glenda Leon, and Carlos J. Del Toro Orihuela. Glenda León was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Glenda León's work is available on display in Galería Juana de Aizpuru in Madrid, Spain and Galería Senda in Barcelona, Spain. Glenda León's work has most recently been exhibited at Galería Senda in Barcelona (14 November 2019 until 09 January 2020) with the exhibition Celestial Mechanics.

Further Biographical Context for Glenda León

Glenda León was born in 1976 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Glenda León

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