Martí Cormand

1970 · Spain

Artist biography

Martí Cormand is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Spain, like other well-known artists such as Joaquim Chancho, Ignacio Garcia, Congregado, Carlos Aires, and Miguel Ángel Barba. Martí Cormand was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martí Cormand is represented and exhibited by Josée Bienvenu Gallery in New York, the United States. Martí Cormand's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Un elefante en El Prado at Galería Espacio Mínimo in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition was open from 10 May 2019 until 19 July 2019. Martí Cormand's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Flora / Fauna, which took place at Josée Bienvenu Gallery in New York, the United States (25 June 2019 - 14 August 2019).

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was significant in developing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he would eventually settle in to France in 1904, Picasso revealed a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also thought to be 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 majority part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly prominent figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural setting of Spain in the twentieth century was governed by the totalitarian dictatorship of General Franco, whose regime subjugated the country from 1939 to 1975. His death 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, decided to escape this oppressive regime. The artistic and cultural flourishing of the avant-garde were greatly stirred by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are frequently associated with leftist penchants. Some highly influential modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Martí Cormand

Born in 1970, Martí Cormand was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous 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 environment. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, 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 leading 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Martí Cormand

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