Ben Tong

United States

Artist biography

Ben Tong is a visual artist, who was born in the the United States, like other prominent artists such as Michael Watson, Mika Tajima, Rosalynn Gingerich, Ethel Spears, and Jason Stewart.


Ben Tong's work has most recently been exhibited at ltd los angeles in the United States (12 July 2019 until 23 August 2019) with the exhibition topian gardens. Ben Tong's only other exhibition is Under The Tongue, A Constellation, which took place at ltd los angeles in the United States (09 June 2017 - 08 July 2017).

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse 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 modern 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.

Ben Tong