David Rabinowitch

1943 · Canada

Artist biography

David Rabinowitch is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Canada, like other renowned artists such as Richard Quittenton, Felix Partz, Sorel Etrog, Mathieu Malouf, and Pierre Lefebvre. David Rabinowitch was born in 1943.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit David Rabinowitch's work, which are Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland and Peter Blum Gallery in New York, the United States. David Rabinowitch's work has most recently been exhibited at Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich (17 September 2019 until 25 October 2019) with the exhibition Grids and Structures.

Further Biographical Context for David Rabinowitch

Born in 1943, David Rabinowitch was primarily influenced by the 1960s. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely influential era which engendered an important number of breaks and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society ensued, with revolutionary values and movements emerging in a cradle of innovation. Simplicity and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly gathering polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. Exploring further into some of the ideas inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – strongly relating to Minimalism, with a fundamentally ruled-based approach, devoid of any expressive aspect. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally seduced by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often associated with the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements resonated with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

David Rabinowitch

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