Jorge Carruana Bances

1940 - 1997

Artist biography

Jorge Carruana Bances was a creative visual artist, Jorge Carruana Bances, born in 1940, died in 1997. Artists Margaret Napangardi Brown, John I Baya, Edmundo Calderón, Hede Bühl, and Robin Buick are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jorge Carruana Bances

Born in 1940, Jorge Carruana Bances was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Jorge Carruana Bances

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