Zilia Sánchez

1928 · Cuba

Artist biography

Zilia Sánchez is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Cuba, like other artists such as Yoan Capote, Maria Lino, Rocio Rodriguez, Ariel Orozco, and Milene Busutil. Zilia Sánchez was born in 1928.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Zilia Sánchez' work is on display at Galerie Lelong | New York in the United States. Zilia Sánchez' work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Lelong | New York in the United States (20 November 2019 until 16 January 2020) with the exhibition Eros.

Further Biographical Context for Zilia Sánchez

Born in 1928, Zilia Sánchez' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Zilia Sánchez

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