José Candido

1932

Artist biography

José Candido is an established contemporary artist, José Candido was born in 1932. Artists Silvio Brunetto, Jack Coughlin, Annie Baird, Eduardo Gustavo Bergara Leumann, and I Gusti Putu Alit are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for José Candido

José Candido was born in 1932 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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 underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

José Candido

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