1986 · United States
Egan Frantz is a young emerging artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Robert Horvath, Peter Coffin, Evan Gilbert, Asuka Ohsawa, and Jack Greer. Egan Frantz was born in 1986.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Egan Frantz' work is available on display in 5 galleries around the globe, such as in Italy, the United States, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Brand New Gallery in Milan, Roberts Projects in Los Angeles, as well as Tilton Gallery in New York. Egan Frantz' work are at the moment exhibiting at at Tilton Gallery in New York with the exhibition Abstract! Minimalism to Now (11 February 2020 - 11 April 2020). Egan Frantz' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Paintings, which took place at Team Gallery | Grand Street in New York, the United States (04 September 2019 - 04 October 2019).
Egan Frantz in private collections
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the global visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned 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 Egan Frantz
Egan Frantz was born in 1986 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.