Mari Quiñonero

1979 · Spain

Artist biography

Mari Quiñonero is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Spain, like other famous artists such as Rafel Bestard, Oscar Alvarez, Sara Ramo, Antoni Arola, and Mira Bernabeu. Mari Quiñonero was born in 1979.

Exhibitions

Mari Quiñonero most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galería Álvaro Alcázar in Madrid with the exhibition En paralelo: Un día es un día. The exhibition was open from 20 December 2019 until 03 January 2020. Mari Quiñonero's work has also been exhibited during the En paralelo exhibition at Galería Álvaro Alcázar in Madrid, Spain (25 October 2019 - 30 October 2019).

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 developed a uniquely expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the key 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 leading figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also domiciled in France for large parts of their careers. During the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was ruled 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 distinguished by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of leading intellectual and cultural figures that elected not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered greatly, since liberal artistic movements are often known for their leftist leanings. Key modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Mari Quiñonero

Born in 1979, Mari Quiñonero grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, 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. Important 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mari Quiñonero

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