Norberto Gil

1975 · Spain

Artist biography

Norberto Gil is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Spain, like other renowned artists such as Bruno Ollé, Yolanda Domínguez, Vicente Tirado Del Olmo, Eugeni Forcano, and Isaak Malakkai. Norberto Gil was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Norberto Gil is represented by Galería Estampa located in Madrid, Spain. Norberto Gil's work has most recently been exhibited at Galería Álvaro Alcázar in Madrid (20 December 2019 until 03 January 2020) with the exhibition En paralelo: Un día es un día.

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 relocate to Paris 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 established in France for the majority part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly influential figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain in the twentieth century was controlled by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco, whose regime dominated the country from 1939 to 1975. His death prompted a restoration of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who thus restructured the State. The Franco dictatorship, typified by a fierce anti-communist position, led to the exodus of major intellectual and cultural figures, determined to escape this oppressive system. The artistic and cultural flourishing of the avant-garde were greatly affected by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are commonly 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 Norberto Gil

Born in 1975, Norberto Gil was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Norberto Gil

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