Sonia Gomes

1948 · Brazil

Artist biography

Sonia Gomes is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Brazil, like other well-known artists such as Jose Carlos Vilar, Sofia Borges, Carla Chaim, Leda Catunda, and Tomie Ohtake. Sonia Gomes was born in 1948.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sonia Gomes' work is available on viewing in Mendes Wood DM | Brussels in Belgium and Mendes Wood DM | New York in the United States. Sonia Gomes' work has most recently been exhibited at Thomas Dane Gallery | Naples in Italy (20 September 2019 until 29 November 2019) with the exhibition Terra Trema. Sonia Gomes' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Natura Naturans, which took place at Mendes Wood DM | New York in the United States (26 June 2018 - 30 August 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Sonia Gomes

Sonia Gomes was born in 1948 and was largely inspired by the 1960s. In the art sphere, a multitude of powerful changes were also taking place. Pop Art, embracing the culture of mass media through the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was gradually breaking down the bases on which the creation and reception of art were built. Getting inspired from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists refuted the authority of highbrow art and created a revolutionary movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional expression and focused on art’s theoretical features – aspiring to pure visual responses. Honesty and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-defined conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally seduced by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often associated with the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Sonia Gomes

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