Willys De Castro

1926 · Brazil

Artist biography

Willys De Castro is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Brazil, like other prominent artists such as Marlene Crespo, Tita do Rêgo Silva, Marcio Almeida , Shizue Sakamoto, and Regina Silveira. Willys De Castro was born in 1926.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Willys De Castro is represented by two galleries, which are Cecilia Brunson Projects in London, the United Kingdom and Bergamin & Gomide in São Paulo, Brazil. Willys De Castro's work has most recently been exhibited at Galeria Raquel Arnaud in São Paulo (01 February 2020 until 21 March 2020) with the exhibition Highlights of the collection.

Further Biographical Context for Willys De Castro

Willys De Castro was born in 1926, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Willys De Castro

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