Oriol Balmes


Artist biography

Oriol Balmes is a contemporary artist considered well established, Oriol Balmes was born in 1927. Artists Gennady Yakovlevich Brusentsov, Ladislav Branč, Amable Arias, Karl-Ludwig Böke, and Henrich Bagrov are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Oriol Balmes

Oriol Balmes was born in 1927 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions 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, as opposed 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 time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Oriol Balmes

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