1963 · Spain
Jordi Alcaraz is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Spain, like other celebrated artists such as Pablo Valbuena, Josep Cisquella, María Gimeno, Ivan Rubio - Cross Magri, and Jorge Diezma. Jordi Alcaraz was born in 1963.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Jordi Alcaraz' work, including galleries in countries like Spain and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Jordi Alcaraz' work include NF Galería in Madrid, Galeria Joan Prats in Barcelona, as well as Galerie Michael Haas in Berlin. Jordi Alcaraz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galeria Joan Prats in Barcelona (08 June 2017 until 26 July 2017) with the exhibition Solo show. Jordi Alcaraz' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles (02 June 2018 - 01 September 2018) with the name defying boundaries and Galerie Michael Haas in Berlin (28 April 2017 - 03 June 2017) with the name Antoni Tàpies | Jordi Alcaraz | Gino Rubert.
Historical Context of Spain
Spain has played a crucial role in the maturation of art in the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, a young Pablo Picasso established a uniquely expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, firstly with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the chief founding member of the Cubist movement, a group in which he was joined by fellow Spaniard Juan Gris. Both Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were prominent figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also domiciled in France for large parts of their careers. During the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was dominated by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco whose dictatorship ruled the country, in one form or another, from 1939 until 1975, at which time the monarchy was restored to Juan-Carlos I who then implemented substantial reform. The Franco regime was characterised by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of leading intellectual and cultural figures that elected not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered greatly, since liberal artistic movements are often noted for their leftist leanings. Key modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.
Further Biographical Context for Jordi Alcaraz
Jordi Alcaraz was born in 1963 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.