Candice Lin

1979 · United States

Artist biography

Candice Lin is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in the the United States, like other prominent artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Robert De Niro Sr., James Hyde, Sean Micka, and Sharon Hayes. Candice Lin was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Candice Lin is represented by two galleries, Galeria Quadrado Azul | Lisbon and Ghebaly Gallery in Portugal and the United States respectively. Candice Lin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rodeo in London with the exhibition CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 & 2 . The exhibition was open from 14 October 2017 until 11 November 2017. Candice Lin's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Meaningless Squiggles (10 May 2019 - 15 June 2019) at Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles and Bad Peach (09 August 2019 - 06 September 2019) at Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles. Candice Lin's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 & 2 and took place at Rodeo in London, the United Kingdom from the 14 October 2017 to 11 November 2017.

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 era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art hub worldwide. Leading art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Candice Lin

Candice Lin was born in 1979 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned 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 work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent 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 collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Candice Lin

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