Chason Matthams

1981 · United States

Artist biography

Chason Matthams is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Malcolm Lewis-Thompson, Sharon Kivland, David Onri Anderson, Olivia Locher, and Justin Liam O’Brien. Chason Matthams was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Chason Matthams' work is available on display in Thierry Goldberg Gallery and Interstate Projects in New York, the United States. Chason Matthams' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Art Los Angeles Contemporary at Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 12 February 2020 until 15 February 2020. Chason Matthams' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; MY HOLLYWOOD MIRROR (13 December 2019 - 17 January 2020) at LAUNCH F18 in New York and IN THE SUMMERTIME (16 May 2019 - 15 August 2019) at DANESE/COREY in New York. Chason Matthams' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called a Hell for Rainbows and took place at Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York, the United States from the 04 May 2019 to 08 June 2019.

Chason Matthams in private collections

On Artland Chason Matthams' art can be found in the collection of Victor Benady, who for instance also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Choi Jun Kun, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has granted 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 significant art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative 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 Chason Matthams

Born in 1981, Chason Matthams' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. 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 famous 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 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'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on less established artists.

Chason Matthams

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 5

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