Ion Grigorescu

1945 · Romania

Artist biography

Ion Grigorescu is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Romania, like other renowned artists such as Ovidiu Muresan, Laura Matei, Andreea Medar, Dan Voinea, and Ioana Iacob. Ion Grigorescu was born in 1945.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ion Grigorescu's work is available on display in àngels barcelona in Spain and Galerija Gregor Podnar in Germany. Ion Grigorescu's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Commentary upon Nature at Galerija Gregor Podnar in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 14 November 2019 until 07 February 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Ion Grigorescu

Born in 1945, Ion Grigorescu was primarily inspired by the 1960s growing up. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, witnessing a proliferation of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the twentieth century, and was characterised 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 massive 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 components of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was an influential offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, a number of artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established 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 creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Ion Grigorescu

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