Edward Burtynsky

1955 · Canada

Artist biography

Edward Burtynsky is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Canada, like other prominent artists such as Brad Phillips, Marie-Michelle Deschamps, Paul Kneale, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, and Michael Luberry. Edward Burtynsky was born in 1955.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Edward Burtynsky's work is on display in 8 galleries around the world, in countries like Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Edward Burtynsky's work include Galleria Carla Sozzani in Italy, TORCH in the Netherlands, and Flowers | New York in the United States. Edward Burtynsky's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Edward Burtynsky The Human Signature at Flowers | Cork Street in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 17 October 2018 until 24 November 2018. Edward Burtynsky's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Gallery Highlights (30 November 2019 - 03 January 2020) at Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Hong Kong in China and TALK TO ME (23 June 2018 - 11 August 2018) at Von Lintel Gallery in the United States. Edward Burtynsky's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called TALK TO ME and took place at Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States from the 23 June 2018 to 11 August 2018.

Edward Burtynsky in private collections

Edward Burtynsky's works can be found on Artland in the following collection: Michael Perch. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Sissi Farassat, Liam Fallon, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Further Biographical Context for Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky was born in 1955, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to appear as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Edward Burtynsky

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 7

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