Kepa Garraza


Artist biography

Kepa Garraza is a visual artist, who originates from Spain, like other well-known artists such as Juana Francés, Rafael Amoros, Vicky Uslé, Pipo Hernández Rivero, and Prudencio Irazabal.


Kepa Garraza's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition En paralelo: Un día es un día at Galería Álvaro Alcázar in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition was open from 20 December 2019 until 03 January 2020. Kepa Garraza's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galería Álvaro Alcázar in Madrid (16 October 2019 - 19 October 2019) with the name Print 2019 and Víctor Lope Arte Contemporáneo in Barcelona (18 December 2019 - 31 January 2020) with the name Six stories for a color.

Historical Context of Spain

Spain has played a crucial role in the growth of art in the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, a young Pablo Picasso established a distinctively expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, firstly with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the chief founding member of the Cubist movement, a group in which he was joined by fellow Spaniard Juan Gris. Both Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were prominent figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also domiciled in France for large parts of their careers. Throughout the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was dominated by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco whose dictatorship ruled the country, in one form or another, from 1939 until 1975, at which time the monarchy was restored to Juan-Carlos I who subsequently implemented substantial reform. The Franco regime was distinguished by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of leading intellectual and cultural figures that chose not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered significantly, since liberal artistic movements are often known for their leftist leanings. Important modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.

Kepa Garraza

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