1937 · India

Artist biography

Zarina is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in India, like other prominent artists such as Subodh Gupta, Vidya Sagar, Ajit Chauhan, Pablo Bartholomew, and Abhishek Pandey. Zarina was born in 1937.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Zarina is represented by two galleries. These are Luhring Augustine | Bushwick and Luhring Augustine | Chelsea in New York, the United States. Zarina's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Ragnar Kjartansson at Luhring Augustine | Chelsea in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 25 January 2019 until 23 February 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Zarina

Zarina was born in 1937 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.


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