Ed Templeton

1972 · United States

Artist biography

Ed Templeton is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Fred Rappaport, Ad Reinhardt, Sam Friedman, Anne Russinof, and Sam Perry. Ed Templeton was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ed Templeton's work is on display in 4 galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, France, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Ed Templeton's work include Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Nils Stærk in Copenhagen, as well as Galerie Dominique Fiat in Paris. Ed Templeton's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Last Waltz (For Leon) at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 24 January 2019 until 02 March 2019. Ed Templeton's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Nils Stærk in Copenhagen (24 May 2019 - 08 July 2019) with the name Tangents and Gallery Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm (23 May 2019 - 21 June 2019) with the name Group Show. Ed Templeton's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Convergent Parallel and took place at Casemore Kirkeby in San Francisco, the United States from the 20 July 2018 to 01 September 2018.

Ed Templeton in private collections

Robert Mollers and Olivier Verhellen Collection feature Ed Templeton's works on Artland. They also include works by prominent figures such as Tony Matelli, Won Sou-Yeol, and Dan Schein.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, remains as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age 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 Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton was born in 1972 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Ed Templeton

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 5

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