Juan Cardenas

1939

Artist biography

Juan Cardenas is an established contemporary visual artist, Juan Cardenas was born in 1939. Also born in 1939 and of this same generation are Liliana Agosti, Alviani Getulio, Karl Wirsum, Oktay Anilanmert, and Jacques Charlier.

Further Biographical Context for Juan Cardenas

Juan Cardenas was born in 1939 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Juan Cardenas

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