Martín Chirino

1925 · Spain

Artist biography

Martín Chirino is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Spain. Martín Chirino was born in 1925. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Antoni Tapies, Eduardo Chillida and Eduardo Arroyo.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martín Chirino is represented by two galleries. These are Galería Marlborough | Madrid and Galería Senda in Spain. Martín Chirino most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galería Marlborough | Madrid in Spain with the exhibition Grabado Español Contemporáneo. The exhibition was open from 08 January 2020 until 07 February 2020. Martín Chirino's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; EN SU FINISTERRE (15 February 2018 - 28 March 2018) at Galería Marlborough | Madrid in Spain and ARCO Madrid (26 February 2020 - 01 March 2020) at Mayoral in Spain.

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 distinctively expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, firstly 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. Throughout the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was dominated 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 subsequently implemented substantial reform. The Franco regime was characterised by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of leading intellectual and cultural figures that chose 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 Martín Chirino

Martín Chirino was born in 1925, grew up during the 1930s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the clash between the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be the leading artistic trend; a kind of expression and school of thought that by this time had spread across the globe. In Mexico, artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera incorporated many of these philosophies into their radical political ideologies to develop a new kind of magic realism.

Martín Chirino

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