Carlos Rolón

1970 · United States

Artist biography

Carlos Rolón is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Carlos Rolón was born in 1970. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Carlos Rolón is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as China and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Carlos Rolón's work include Pearl Lam Galleries | Hong Kong, Pedder Building in China, as well as Salon 94 Bowery and David Castillo Gallery in the United States. Carlos Rolón's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Library Street Collective in Detroit with the exhibition BUSCANDO AMERICA. The exhibition was open from 7 April 2018 until 2 June 2018. Carlos Rolón's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Accidents Part I, which took place at Pearl Lam Galleries | Hong Kong, Pedder Building in China (18 January 2020 - 23 June 2020).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art hub internationally.

Leading art movements established 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 echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Carlos Rolón

Carlos Rolón was born in 1970 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Carlos Rolón

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