José Mª Madrid

1957

Artist biography

José Mª Madrid is seen as an established artist. José Mª Madrid was born in 1957. Artists like Peter Dauphin Genannt Muth, Derek Glaskin, Sean Jefferson, Luis Gonzalez Palma, and Andrey Victorovich Gorbaryuk were also born in 1957.

Further Biographical Context for José Mª Madrid

José Mª Madrid was born in 1957 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts 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 voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations 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 world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European ideologies of phenomenology, associated 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 give life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

José Mª Madrid

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