David Reed

1946 · United States

Artist biography

David Reed is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. David Reed was born in 1946. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

David Reed is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries include Galería Marta Cervera in Spain, Häusler Contemporary | Zurich in Switzerland, as well as Peter Blum Gallery in the United States. David Reed's work has most recently been exhibited at Gagosian | 980 Madison Avenue in New York (09 January 2020 until 21 February 2020) with the exhibition New Paintings. David Reed's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Almine Rech Gallery | New York in the United States (29 October 2019 - 13 December 2019) with the name Lineup and Lisson Gallery | Tenth Avenue, New York in the United States (26 June 2019 - 08 August 2019) with the name Painters Reply: Experimental Painting in the 1970s and now. David Reed's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Art Cologne 2019 and took place at Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne, Germany from the 10 April 2019 to 13 April 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub in the world. Leading art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various 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 echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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 David Reed

David Reed was born in 1946 and was primarily influenced by the 1960s. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s epitomize an extremely powerful era which engendered an important number of disruptions and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with revolutionary values and movements evolving in a cradle of innovation. Honesty and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily seduced by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often linked to the human condition. globally, an important number of art movements resounded 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 adopted similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

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