María Magdalena Campos-Pons

1959 · Cuba

Artist biography

María Magdalena Campos-Pons is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Cuba, like other famous artists such as Allora & Calzadilla (Ted Chiang), Wifredo Lam, Jorge M. Hernández and Larry J. González (jorge & larry), Maria Martinez-Cañas, and Amet Laza. María Magdalena Campos-Pons was born in 1959.


María Magdalena Campos-Pons most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Pen and Brush in New York (09 April 2019 until 01 August 2019) with the exhibition Women’s Work: Art & Activism in the 21st Century. María Magdalena Campos-Pons' work has also been exhibited during the If I Were A Poet exhibition at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, the United States (09 January 2018 - 28 January 2018).

Further Biographical Context for María Magdalena Campos-Pons

María Magdalena Campos-Pons was born in 1959, grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and strengthen 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 voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting 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 status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed 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 wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly captivate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the international extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

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