Latin contemporary art: For the world

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Latin contemporary art: For the world

January 9, 2021 Uncategorized 0

It’s no secret that contemporary art has broken barriers since it first rose to prominence in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.  With its pluralistic approach, contemporary art appealed to a lot of art enthusiasts, even and especially new ones who developed an appreciation for this new form of art that reflected the times in a way that had never been done before. 

Cash Myricks is a New York-based contemporary art student who enjoys writing about what he is learning about art. Fully immersed in the world of art, he shares his thoughts on artists, artworks, trends, and even the impact of visual arts on society.  Those who would like to learn more about contemporary art can subscribe to his blogs and social media pages.

For today’s blog, Cash Myricks looks towards Latin America.  In a continent with more than 30 countries, it’s no surprise that this region of the world is a teeming source of entertaining and thought-provoking art.  A combination of different influences, from Indian, European, and African, art from this part of the world has caught the attention of art collectors from every corner of the globe. 

Below, Cash Myricks lists who he thinks are the most notable contemporary artists that put Latin American contemporary art in the spotlight:

Wilfredo Lam

Influenced by African and Cuban culture, Wilfredo Lam’s art, though surreal in a way, still found its roots in 20th century art that preceded contemporary art.  With a combination of dream-like concepts and earthly rendering, his art has gotten the attention of art lovers from all over the world, Cash Myricks included.

Cundo Bermudez

As much a modernist as he is a contemporary artist, the art of Cundo Bermudez had Cuban culture front and center.  Inspired and influenced heavily by the spiritual and musical cultures of the region, Bermudez came out with art that overflowed with love for nature and humanity.  Trained in many aspects of visual arts, Bermudez harbored a unique view of life in Havana that would be his greatest influence.

Frida Kahlo

You can’t have a discussion on Latin American contemporary art without mentioning or hearing the name of Frida Kahlo.  The Mexican artist’s work has celebrated womanhood and all its aspects through her self-portraits.  She has also expertly and sensitively brought to life on canvas her country’s indigenous and cultural traditions, which is a reason why her works are timeless and significant today. 

Cash Myricks is a contemporary art student from New York.  Aside from learning about modern art, he also enjoys writing about artists, their artworks, and their impact on society.  For more blogs on contemporary art, check out this site.


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