Pedro Martínez De Quesada
Pedro Martínez De Quesada is seen as an established contemporary artist. Pedro Martínez De Quesada was born in 1957. Also born in 1957 and of this same generation are José Francisco Abreu, Robert Greetham, Chang Xugong, Jan Günter, and Celso Bayo.
Further Biographical Context for Pedro Martínez De Quesada
Born in 1957, Pedro Martínez De Quesada was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the global reach of street art would become extremely significant, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.