Online art show "POP CULTURE"
SPECIAL ART MADRID
Since the mid-twentieth century, a large group of British and American artists responded to the gravity and authority of Abstract Expressionism, so clinging to the trauma of World War II, with a totally opposite type of art: Pop art. The same happened in the national context, where the narrative figuration was opening the way to stay. New iconographies and languages emerged from the mass media, the "popular culture" and the burgeoning consumer society, particularly figurative and characterised by the intensity of colour; a movement that, without also hiding its critical intention, marked to a great extent the tendency of the continuing currents of Pop art.
This selection is an excellent representation of current Pop art, from artists who have developed their careers in the United States, such as Mel Bochner and its famous monotypes made from collage, printing and relief, or Paul Rousso who, through his technical staff "Flat Depth" that gives three-dimensionality to flat objects, shows the sensuality of the crumpled waste and the visual force that can exist in any magazine, ticket or wrapping despised.