Brice Marden

1938 · United States

Artist biography

Brice Marden is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Brice Marden was born in 1938. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Yoko Ono, Jim Dine, Eva Hesse, Joan Jonas, Frank Stella and Ed Ruscha.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Brice Marden's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Brice Marden's work include Sims Reed Gallery in the United Kingdom, Gagosian | Rome in Italy, as well as Thomas Ammann Fine Art in Switzerland. Brice Marden's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Taking Shape: Printed Abstraction from 1939 to 2009 at Sims Reed Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 30 September 2019. Brice Marden's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo Exhibition (03 October 2017 - 22 December 2017) at Gagosian | Grosvenor Hill in the United Kingdom and A Luta Continua (22 May 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Hauser & Wirth | Hong Kong in China. Brice Marden's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Solo Exhibition and took place at Gagosian | Grosvenor Hill in London, the United Kingdom from the 03 October 2017 to 22 December 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided 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 emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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.

Further Biographical Context for Brice Marden

Brice Marden was born in 1938 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Brice Marden

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