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Francesc Genovés

1944 - 1995
Barcelona, Spain

17 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Francesc Genovés

Untitled

1988

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1987

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1988

65 x 50cm

Untitled

1988

55 x 65cm

Untitled

1988

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1988

65 x 50cm

Untitled

1988

65 x 50cm

Untitled

1988

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1988

65 x 55cm

Untitled

1987

65 x 50cm

Untitled

1988

65 x 50cm

Untitled

1988

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1988

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1987

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1988

65 x 50cm

Untitled

1988

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1987

50 x 65cm

Born in 1944, Francesc Genoves was predominantly inspired by the 1960s growing up. The astronomical impact of the 1960s was truly sensational across the globe. Representative of a time inspiring both hope and anger, the 1960s prompted an explosion of new philosophies and movements, truly sensational and spectacular. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly influential impact globally, mainly defined by the Iron Curtain dividing Europe both physically and spiritually, and drastically marked by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing expectations on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The incredible boom of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism established the central idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to represent the physical world. Born of a desire to eradicate all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Minimalism became significant through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was an essential by-product of the latter, simultaneously critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, particular to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for example, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism strongly influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to portray the raw human emotions often connected to reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.