Don Voisine

1952 · United States

Artist biography

Don Voisine is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the United States. Don Voisine was born in 1952. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Don Voisine is represented by two galleries, McKenzie Fine Art Inc. and Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, the United States and the United States respectively. Don Voisine's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Heat of the Moment at McKenzie Fine Art Inc. in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 16 July 2019 until 16 August 2019. Don Voisine's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo Exhibition (02 May 2019 - 08 June 2019) at McKenzie Fine Art Inc. in New York and FOG OF CONSPIRACY (15 July 2019 - 23 August 2019) at Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco. Don Voisine's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Blues and the Abstract Truth and took place at Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 06 September 2018 to 20 October 2018.

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 importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art centre in the world. Major art movements developed and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various 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 echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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 Don Voisine

Don Voisine was born in 1952 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global reach of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Don Voisine

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