Chuck Kelton

1952 · United States

Artist biography

Chuck Kelton is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in the United States. Chuck Kelton was born in 1952. Artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring are of the same generation and same country as Chuck Kelton.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Chuck Kelton's work is available for viewing at Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Chuck Kelton most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles (24 May 2019 until 19 June 2019) with the exhibition 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.

Chuck Kelton in private collections

On Artland Chuck Kelton's works can be found in the following collection: sharyn charnas which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Liam Fallon, and Ruth Asawa.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent 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 assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most powerful art centre internationally. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned 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 Chuck Kelton

Chuck Kelton was born in 1952 and was largely influenced 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 succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential 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 reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to appear as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a perpetual flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Chuck Kelton

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  • Exhibitions 1

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