AA Bronson

1946 · Canada

Artist biography

AA Bronson is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Canada - other established artists such as Robert Zend, Nadia Belerique, Jill Greenberg, Jackie Winsor, and Jean-Sébastien Grégoire were also born in Canada. AA Bronson was born in 1946.

Galleries and Exhibitions

AA Bronson is represented by 4 galleries around the world, including countries such as the United States, France, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Maureen Paley in London, mfc - michèle didier in Paris, as well as ASHES/ASHES in New York. AA Bronson's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Maureen Paley in London with the exhibition AA BRONSON + GENERAL IDEA. The exhibition was open from 30 September 2018 until 11 November 2018. AA Bronson's work has also been exhibited during the General Idea, Fear Management, 1987 exhibition at Peter Blum Gallery in New York, the United States (24 June 2019 - 28 June 2019).

Further Biographical Context for AA Bronson

Born in 1946, AA Bronson's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, bearing witness to proliferation of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the twentieth century, and was characterised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place globally. Psychedelia, an enormous increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era.

Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging at a similar time. On one hand, Pop espoused the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. The work of art by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the rapidly developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their main visual inspiration. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the initial flowerings of conceptual art.

Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin.

Pop Art was an influential offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley.

Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further explored some of the expressive philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, but reduced much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that associated this practice with Minimalism.

Around the world a number of artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional fortes and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

AA Bronson

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