Andy Woll

1984 · United States

Artist biography

Andy Woll is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Tusdee Halbert, Kim Dingle, Zes, Robin Cameron, and Frank Gohlke. Andy Woll was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Andy Woll's work is on display at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Andy Woll most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York (30 January 2020 until 06 March 2020) with the exhibition Strange Animal. Andy Woll's only other exhibition is upstairs: Condo New York hosting Cooper Cole (Toronto) and Night Gallery (Los Angeles), which took place at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York, the United States (29 June 2018 - 03 August 2018).

Andy Woll in private collections

On Artland Andy Woll's art can be found in the following collection: Lorenzo Perini-Natali which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Qafar Rzayev, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Ali Hasanov.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, remains as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Andy Woll

Andy Woll was born in 1984 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form a powerful group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Andy Woll

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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