Elias Hansen

1979 · United States

Artist biography

Elias Hansen is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Bill Maguire, Vincent Como (Co-Director), Daniel Maidman, Life After Life (Karthik Pandian), and Kyle Abraham. Elias Hansen was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Elias Hansen is represented by Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles, the United States. Elias Hansen's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Cut - Copy - Paste — Part II at OV Project in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 05 June 2019 until 12 July 2019. Elias Hansen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Team Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States (29 October 2017 - 17 December 2017) with the name Not Right Now and Halsey McKay Gallery in the United States (04 March 2020 - 07 March 2020) with the name The Armory Show.

Elias Hansen in private collections

Elias Hansen's works can be found on Artland in the following collection: Roberto Toscano. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Philipp Keel, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Won Sou-Yeol.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art hub worldwide. Major 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 variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the authority 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 Elias Hansen

Born in 1979, Elias Hansen's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Elias Hansen

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 4

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