Charlie Roberts

1983 · United States

Artist biography

Charlie Roberts is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Thaddeus Ciba, Eduard Steichen, Dean Sameshima, Chuck Arnoldi, and Henry Horenstein. Charlie Roberts was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Charlie Roberts' work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the Netherlands, Norway, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Francis Boeske Projects in Amsterdam, Galleri Golsa in Oslo, and Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles. Charlie Roberts' work has most recently been exhibited at V1 in Copenhagen (25 May 2018 until 07 July 2018) with the exhibition New "Bad" Painting.

Charlie Roberts in private collections

On Artland Charlie Roberts' art can be found in the collection of KT, K, and Gard, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sarah Derat, Alessandro Simonini, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art centre worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Charlie Roberts

Born in 1983, Charlie Roberts was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Charlie Roberts

  • Artworks in Collections 11
  • Exhibitions 7

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