Carl Andre

1935 · United States

Artist biography

Carl Andre is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Carl Andre was born in 1935. Artists Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Dan Flavin are of the same generation and same country as Carl Andre.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Carl Andre is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, France, and Italy. Galleries include Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Galerie Vedovi and Galerie Greta Meert in Belgium. Carl Andre's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels (16 November 2017 until 13 January 2018) with the exhibition THEBES. Carl Andre's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Le Paradoxe de l’iceberg (11 March 2018 - 22 July 2018) at Air de Paris in France and Works from Stichting Egress Foundation Amsterdam / Seth Siegelaub (13 April 2018 - 26 May 2018) at Jan Mot in Belgium. Carl Andre's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called THEBES and took place at Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels, Belgium from the 16 November 2017 to 13 January 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy 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 era has provided 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 US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations 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.

Further Biographical Context for Carl Andre

Carl Andre was born in 1935 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Carl Andre

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