Garnett Puett

1959 · Gabon

Artist biography

Garnett Puett is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Gabon, like other renowned artists such as Boris Nzebo, Caroline Lathan Stiefel, Amy Sherald, Garnett Puett, and Jacuzzi. Garnett Puett was born in 1959.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Garnett Puett is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street and Jack Shainman Gallery | West 24th Street in New York, the United States. Garnett Puett most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Jack Shainman Gallery | West 24th Street in New York (11 July 2019 until 08 August 2019) with the exhibition King of the Hill. Garnett Puett's only other exhibition is King of the Hill, which took place at Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street in New York, the United States (11 July 2019 - 08 August 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Garnett Puett

Born in 1959, Garnett Puett was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European ideologies of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to create life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Garnett Puett

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