Goran Trbuljak

1948 · Croatia

Artist biography

Goran Trbuljak is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Croatia, like other famous artists such as Izvor Pende, Works By Bob Law, Davor Sanvincenti, Jelena Telecki, and Branko Vlahović. Goran Trbuljak was born in 1948.

Galleries

Goran Trbuljak is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are P420 in Bologna, Italy and Galerija Gregor Podnar in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Goran Trbuljak

Goran Trbuljak was born in 1948 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, witnessing a great increase of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place across the globe. Psychedelia, an enormous increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further epitomised the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further developed some of the expressive ideas of Abstract Expressionism, but removed much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that associated this practice with Minimalism. Around the world many artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their idiosyncratic approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Goran Trbuljak

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