Gonzalo Fuenmayor

1977 · Colombia

Artist biography

Gonzalo Fuenmayor is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Colombia, like other famous artists such as Cesar Del Valle, Santiago Pinyol, Carolina Convers, Angelica Teuta, and Bernardo Ortiz. Gonzalo Fuenmayor was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gonzalo Fuenmayor's work is on display at Transmitter in New York, the United States. Gonzalo Fuenmayor's work has most recently been exhibited at Galería Fernando Pradilla in Madrid (13 November 2019 until 13 December 2019) with the exhibition Inventario de lágrimas. Gonzalo Fuenmayor's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is EMPIRE, which took place at Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, the United States (01 May 2019 - 31 May 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Born in 1977, Gonzalo Fuenmayor was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

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