Vlado Martek

1951 · Croatia

Artist biography

Vlado Martek is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Croatia, like other well-known artists such as Tomislav Gotovac, Stanko Abadzic, Stipan Tadić, Cromo S, and David Maljkovic. Vlado Martek was born in 1951.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Vlado Martek is represented and exhibited by Laura Bulian Gallery located in Milan, Italy. Vlado Martek most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Michaela Stock in Vienna (14 November 2019 until 07 January 2020) with the exhibition Linguistic Truths.

Further Biographical Context for Vlado Martek

Vlado Martek was born in 1951 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive 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 prominence 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 influential 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 pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving international recognition.

Vlado Martek