Chris Duncan

1974 · United States

Artist biography

Chris Duncan is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the United States, like other prominent artists such as Rusty Shackleford, Will Berry, Marc Kaczmarek, Katherine Wolkoff, and Hans Schmitt-Matzen. Chris Duncan was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Chris Duncan's work. These are Halsey McKay Gallery in New York, the United States and LVL3 in Chicago, the United States. Chris Duncan most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Halsey McKay Gallery in New York with the exhibition VANISHING ACT. The exhibition was open from 03 May 2019 until 01 June 2019.

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 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 diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. 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 Chris Duncan

Born in 1974, Chris Duncan's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Chris Duncan

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