Miguel Angel Ríos

1943 · Argentina

Artist biography

Miguel Angel Ríos is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Argentina, like other renowned artists such as David Lamelas, Marcela Böhm, Flavia Robalo, Pato Conde, and Pablo Suarez Olivera. Miguel Angel Ríos was born in 1943.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Miguel Angel Ríos is represented and exhibited by 4 galleries around the world, in countries like Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Miguel Angel Ríos' work include Noire Gallery in Turin, Galería RGR in Mexico City, as well as Galerie Akinci in Amsterdam. Miguel Angel Ríos' work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Akinci in Amsterdam (22 March 2019 until 26 April 2019) with the exhibition Lubricated Language.

Further Biographical Context for Miguel Angel Ríos

Born in 1943, Miguel Angel Ríos' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1960s. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely influential era which generated an important number of disruptions and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with ground-breaking philosophies and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Simplicity and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. Delving further into some of the ideas inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – decidedly relating to Minimalism, with a fundamentally ruled-based approach, devoid of any expressive features. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily seduced by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the lament often associated with the human condition. Internationally, a significant number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Miguel Angel Ríos

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