Ricardo Mazal

1950 · Mexico

Artist biography

Ricardo Mazal is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Mexico, like other artists such as José León Cerrillo , Alejandra Venegas Geffroy, Taniel Morales, Leobardo Huerta, and Raúl De Nieves. Ricardo Mazal was born in 1950.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Ricardo Mazal's work. These are Luis Adelantado | Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico and Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Chelsea in New York, the United States. Ricardo Mazal most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Chelsea in New York with the exhibition Winter Group Show. The exhibition was open from 08 January 2020 until 07 February 2020. Ricardo Mazal's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; SILENCE IN PRAGUE (03 April 2019 - 26 April 2019) at Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Chelsea in New York and BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY (22 July 2019 - 23 August 2019) at Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Chelsea in New York.

Further Biographical Context for Ricardo Mazal

Ricardo Mazal was born in 1950 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced 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, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned 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 sophisticated cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to give life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Ricardo Mazal

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