Joan Hernández Pijuan

1931 · Spain

Artist biography

Joan Hernández Pijuan is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Spain. Joan Hernández Pijuan was born in 1931. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Antoni Tapies, Eduardo Chillida and Eduardo Arroyo.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Joan Hernández Pijuan is represented by Gallery Boisserée located in Cologne, Germany. Joan Hernández Pijuan is currently exhibiting at Galería Cayón | Blanca de Navarra 9 in Madrid with the exhibition Reencontrar el color (13 March 2020 - 15 May 2020). Joan Hernández Pijuan's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Especial obra gráfica (10 November 2019 - 24 December 2019) at Galería BAT Alberto Cornejo in Madrid and EL MÚLTIPLE Y SU PROPIEDAD. 20 AÑOS DE EDICIÓN (11 September 2019 - 22 November 2019) at Galería La Caja Negra in Madrid. Joan Hernández Pijuan's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Group exhibition and took place at Rafael Pérez Hernando in Madrid, Spain from the 13 September 2018 to 10 December 2018.

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was substantial in developing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose periods, 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 considered as the most influential original member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. Though they were established in France for the majority part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly prominent figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain during the twentieth century was controlled by the totalitarian dictatorship of General Franco, whose regime subjugated the country from 1939 to 1975. His death prompted a restoration of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who thus reformed the State. The Franco dictatorship, characterised by a fierce anti-communist position, led to the departure of major intellectual and cultural figures, decided to escape this oppressive regime. The artistic and cultural blossoming of the avant-garde were deeply affected by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are frequently significative of leftist penchants. Some critically acclaimed modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Joan Hernández Pijuan

Born in 1931, Joan Hernández Pijuan was largely influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Joan Hernández Pijuan

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