Jose Luis Maraver Moreno

1957

Artist biography

Jose Luis Maraver Moreno is an established contemporary visual artist. Jose Luis Maraver Moreno was born in 1957. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Hilary Laforce, Antoni Kowalski, Jim Phalen, Halvard Haugerud, and Avahashoni Mainganye.

Further Biographical Context for Jose Luis Maraver Moreno

Born in 1957, Jose Luis Maraver Moreno was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting 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, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his reputation 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. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to create life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Jose Luis Maraver Moreno

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