Jaime Brocal


Artist biography

Jaime Brocal is a contemporary artist considered well established, Jaime Brocal was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Elżbieta Arend-Sobocka, Juanita McNeely, Poul Winkel Agger, Camiel Van Breedam, and Richard Nonas.

Further Biographical Context for Jaime Brocal

Born in 1936, Jaime Brocal's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.