David Askevold

1940 · Canada

Artist biography

David Askevold is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Canada. David Askevold was born in 1940. Artists Audrey Capel Doray, Greg Curnoe, Alex Colville and Jean-Paul Riopelle are of the same generation and same country as David Askevold.

Galleries and Exhibitions

David Askevold is represented and exhibited by CANADA in New York, the United States. David Askevold most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Studio d'Arte Cannaviello in Milan with the exhibition Studio d'arte Cannaviello 1968/2018 Cinquant'anni di attività. The exhibition was open from 27 September 2018 until 27 November 2018. David Askevold's only other exhibition is Multipli, which took place at Studio d'Arte Cannaviello in Milan, Italy (28 November 2018 - 22 January 2019).

Further Biographical Context for David Askevold

David Askevold was born in 1940, grew up during the 1960s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging parallel to each other. On one hand, Pop advocated the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. Artwork by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the rapidly developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their primary visual cues. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the initial flowerings of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further developed some of the expressive notions of Abstract Expressionism, but reduced much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that related this practice to Minimalism. Globally, many artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional fortes and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

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David Askevold

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