Juan Casellas Martinez

1957

Artist biography

Juan Casellas Martinez is regarded as a well established artist, Juan Casellas Martinez was born in 1957. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fabienne Astier, Brent Hallard, Christopher Bledowski, Laurent Goldring, and Víctor Arrizabalaga.

Further Biographical Context for Juan Casellas Martinez

Juan Casellas Martinez was born in 1957 was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions 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 emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving 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 prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting 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 showed a strong interest in the European philosophy 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 create life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Juan Casellas Martinez

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