Jorge Colomina

1953

Artist biography

Jorge Colomina is regarded as a well established artist, Jorge Colomina was born in 1953. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Chen Qingqing, Armando Cairo, Christian Cadelli, Cornelia Schleime, and Jean-Jacques Bauweraerts.

Further Biographical Context for Jorge Colomina

Born in 1953, Jorge Colomina was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. A few noteworthy international movements that sharpened the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Jorge Colomina

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