Aura Rosenberg

1949 · United States

Artist biography

Aura Rosenberg is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Aura Rosenberg was born in 1949. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Aura Rosenberg's work is on display at Meliksetian | Briggs in Los Angeles, the United States. Aura Rosenberg most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Francesca Pia in Zurich with the exhibition ABSOLUTE THRESHOLDS. The exhibition was open from 12 April 2019 until 24 May 2019. Aura Rosenberg's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; TRANS WORLD (07 June 2019 - 09 August 2019) at Nicodim Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States and OFF THE GRID (11 September 2019 - 23 October 2019) at Susan Eley Fine Art in the United States. Aura Rosenberg's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Strange Attractors: The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol. 2: The Rings of Saturn and took place at Kerry Schuss in New York, the United States from the 04 October 2018 to 10 November 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art hub in the world. Major art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Aura Rosenberg

Born in 1949, Aura Rosenberg was primarily inspired by the 1960s. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s epitomize an extremely powerful era which generated an important number of disruptions and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with revolutionary values and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Honesty and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly composed of polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to achieve by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often associated with the human condition. worldwide, a significant number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Aura Rosenberg

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