Jacobo Castellano

1976 · Spain

Artist biography

Jacobo Castellano is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Spain, like other renowned artists such as Paloma Navares, María Bueno, Angel Botello, Pedro Castrortega, and Nacho Carbonell. Jacobo Castellano was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jacobo Castellano is represented by two galleries, which are Galeria Pedro Oliveira in Porto, Portugal and F2 Gallery in Madrid, Spain. Jacobo Castellano most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at F2 Gallery in Madrid with the exhibition Chiste o chapa. The exhibition was open from 11 September 2019 until 07 November 2019. Jacobo Castellano's work has also been exhibited during the Combing Grounds exhibition at Mai 36 Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland (23 January 2020 - 10 April 2020).

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was substantial in establishing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose phases, although he would eventually settle in to Paris in 1904, Picasso unfolded a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also thought to be the most influential founding member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. While they were settled in France for the most part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly influential figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain in the twentieth century was controlled by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco, whose regime dominated the country from 1939 to 1975. His death prompted a restitution of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who thus reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, typified by an intense anti-communist position, led to the departure of major intellectual and cultural figures, determined to escape this oppressive system. The artistic and cultural blossoming of the avant-garde were greatly stirred by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are commonly significative of leftist inclinations. Some critically acclaimed modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Jacobo Castellano

Born in 1976, Jacobo Castellano's creative work was largely inspired 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 discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. influential 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jacobo Castellano

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