Pedro Muiño Fernandez

1954

Artist biography

Pedro Muiño Fernandez is regarded as a well established artist. Pedro Muiño Fernandez was born in 1954. Also born in 1954 and of this same generation are Charis Mavros, Chen Hongmian, Barbara Ius, Brett Busang, and Deborah Miller.

Further Biographical Context for Pedro Muiño Fernandez

Born in 1954, Pedro Muiño Fernandez was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. International movements gained popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Pedro Muiño Fernandez

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