Kusnir, Carlos

1947 · Argentina

Artist biography

Kusnir, Carlos is an established artist, who originates from Argentina, like other renowned artists such as Teresa Pereda, Gyula Kosice, Pablo Accinelli, Humberto Rivas, and Diego Bianchi. Kusnir, Carlos was born in 1947.

Kusnir, Carlos' Gallery representation

Kusnir, Carlos' work is on display at Galerie Bernard Jordan in Paris, France.

Further Biographical Context for Kusnir, Carlos

Born in 1947, Kusnir, Carlos' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1960s. The 1960s were a sensational decade internationally, bearing witness to proliferation of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was characterised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place globally. Psychedelia, an massive increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further epitomised the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further explored some of the expressive philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, but removed much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that associated this practice with Minimalism. Around the world many artistic movements echoed the creative concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Kusnir, Carlos

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