Jorge Molder

1947 · Portugal

Artist biography

Jorge Molder is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Portugal, like other celebrated artists such as Nuno De Almeida E Silva, Duarte Amaral Netto, Frederico Brízida, Luisa Cunha, and Rui Toscano. Jorge Molder was born in 1947.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jorge Molder is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris, France and Galeria Pedro Oliveira in Porto, Portugal. Jorge Molder's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris (13 September 2019 until 18 October 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition .

Jorge Molder in private collections

It is the collector Tiago Borges, who is in possession of artwork by Jorge Molder at Artland. Tiago Borges also has works by other artists including Ruth Asawa, Shahnaz Aghayeva, and Paul Cupido.

Further Biographical Context for Jorge Molder

Jorge Molder was born in 1947 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1960s growing up. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging at a similar time. On one hand, Pop espoused the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. The work of art by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the fast developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their main visual inspiration. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the initial developments of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further explored some of the expressive notions of Abstract Expressionism, but removed much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that associated this practice with Minimalism. Around the world many artistic movements resonated the artistic concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Jorge Molder

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 3

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