Nelson Leirner

1932 · Brazil

Artist biography

Nelson Leirner is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Brazil, like other well-known artists such as Rosilene Ludovico, Harding Meyer, Rodrigo Cass, Anna Bella Geiger, and Antonio Bokel. Nelson Leirner was born in 1932.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nelson Leirner's work is on display in two galleries, which are Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisbon, Portugal and Bergamin & Gomide in São Paulo, Brazil. Nelson Leirner's work has most recently been exhibited at Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisbon (09 October 2019 until 29 November 2019) with the exhibition Ponto de partida. Nelson Leirner's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; “Revisão da Matéria Dada II”, Exposição Colectiva (03 February 2018 - 24 February 2018) at Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisbon and “Revisão da Matéria Dada”, Exposição Colectiva (25 November 2017 - 13 January 2018) at Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisbon. Nelson Leirner's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called “Revisão da Matéria Dada”, Exposição Colectiva and took place at Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisbon, Portugal from the 25 November 2017 to 13 January 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Nelson Leirner

Born in 1932, Nelson Leirner was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Nelson Leirner

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