Marcelo Expósito

1966 · Spain

Artist biography

Marcelo Expósito is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Spain, like other prominent artists such as Ma. Jesús González, Agustín Bayón, Cesar J. Santander, Antonion Rincón, and Joaquín Mouliaá. Marcelo Expósito was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marcelo Expósito is represented by àngels barcelona in Spain. Marcelo Expósito most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at àngels barcelona in Spain (26 February 2020 until 01 March 2020) with the exhibition ARCO Madrid. Marcelo Expósito's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Las imágenes toman la palabra, which took place at àngels barcelona in Spain (03 February 2020 - 16 March 2020).

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was substantial in developing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he would eventually settle in to Paris in 1904, Picasso revealed a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also considered as the most influential original member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. While they were settled in France for the most part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly influential figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain in the twentieth century was controlled by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco, whose regime dominated the country from 1939 to 1975. His passing prompted a restoration of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who consequently restructured the State. The Franco dictatorship, typified by an intense anti-communist position, led to the departure of major intellectual and cultural figures, determined to escape this oppressive system. The artistic and cultural blossoming of the avant-garde were greatly affected by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are frequently significative of leftist penchants. Some highly influential modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Marcelo Expósito

Marcelo Expósito was born in 1966 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Marcelo Expósito

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