Manuela Marques

1959 · Portugal

Artist biography

Manuela Marques is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Portugal, like other renowned artists such as Rui Sanches, Catarina Dias, Sofia Leitão, Luisa Cunha, and Rosa Carvalho. Manuela Marques was born in 1959.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Manuela Marques is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Anne Barrault in Paris, France and Caroline Pagès Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal. Manuela Marques most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Anne Barrault in Paris with the exhibition En Surface. The exhibition was open from 08 March 2019 until 12 April 2019. Manuela Marques' work has also been exhibited during the Surfaces sensibles exhibition at Caroline Pagès Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal (03 February 2018 - 28 March 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Manuela Marques

Born in 1959, Manuela Marques was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced 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 resurfaced and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideas 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 accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Manuela Marques

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