Jose Pedro Croft

1957 · Portugal

Artist biography

Jose Pedro Croft is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Portugal, like other famous artists such as Pedro Portugal, Pedro Neves Marques, Bruno Pacheco, Carla Cabanas, and Horácio Frutuoso. Jose Pedro Croft was born in 1957.

Jose Pedro Croft's Gallery representation

Jose Pedro Croft's work is available for viewing at Galería La Caja Negra in Madrid, Spain.

Further Biographical Context for Jose Pedro Croft

Born in 1957, Jose Pedro Croft was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. All over, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical theories it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Jose Pedro Croft

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