Glen Rubsamen

1957 · United States

Artist biography

Glen Rubsamen is an established artist, who was born in the United States. Glen Rubsamen was born in 1957. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Glen Rubsamen's work, including galleries in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Glen Rubsamen's work include Alfonso Artiaco in Naples, Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich, and Christopher Grimes Gallery in Los Angeles. Glen Rubsamen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galería Miguel Marcos in Barcelona (27 November 2019 until 23 January 2020) with the exhibition Figurations. Glen Rubsamen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Mai 36 Galerie in Zurich (26 October 2018 - 05 January 2019) with the name Clear From The Start and Christopher Grimes Gallery in Los Angeles (24 June 2017 - 01 September 2017) with the name The Disguise Was Almost Perfect.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, endures 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 powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided 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 essential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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 Glen Rubsamen

Glen Rubsamen was born in 1957 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest 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 resurfaced and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few significant global movements that defined the era include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Glen Rubsamen

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