Lita Cabellut

1961 · Spain

Artist biography

Lita Cabellut is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Spain - other established artists such as Marria Pratts, Jaume Amigó, David Salcedo, Joan Hernández Pijuán, and Israel Arino were also born in Spain. Lita Cabellut was born in 1961.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lita Cabellut is represented and exhibited by Rademakers Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Lita Cabellut's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo show at Rademakers Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition was open from 05 June 2019 until 10 July 2019. Lita Cabellut's work has also been exhibited during the ONLY WOMEN exhibition at Rademakers Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (06 June 2019 - 11 July 2019).

Historical Context of Spain

Spain has played a crucial role in the maturation 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 central 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 lived 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 then implemented substantial reform. The Franco regime was characterised by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of important 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 noted for their leftist leanings. Important modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Lita Cabellut

Lita Cabellut was born in 1961 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Lita Cabellut

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