Carolyn Marks Blackwood

1951 · United States

Artist biography

Carolyn Marks Blackwood is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in the United States. Carolyn Marks Blackwood was born in 1951. Also born in the United States around 1951 and of the same generation are Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Carolyn Marks Blackwood is represented by Von Lintel Gallery located in Los Angeles, the United States. Carolyn Marks Blackwood's work has most recently been exhibited at Roberto Polo Gallery in Brussels (17 November 2017 until 13 January 2018) with the exhibition THE STORY SERIES. Carolyn Marks Blackwood's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Blanca Berlín Galería in Madrid (13 November 2019 - 03 January 2020) with the name The Story Series and Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles (24 May 2019 - 19 June 2019) with the name Von Lintel Gallery | Los Angeles Von Lintel Gallery | Artists Von Lintel Gallery | Publications Von Lintel Gallery | Exhibitions Von Lintel Gallery | About Von Lintel Gallery | Art Fairs Von Lintel Gallery | Contact Von Lintel Gallery | Press Von Lintel Gallery | Salon Von Lintel Gallery Los Angeles exhibitions Does not Reproduce.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, remains as a focal 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 cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures 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 blossomed in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative 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 contemporary period 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 Carolyn Marks Blackwood

Born in 1951, Carolyn Marks Blackwood's creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received global distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were critically acclaimed.

Carolyn Marks Blackwood

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