Greg Bogin

1965 · United States

Artist biography

Greg Bogin is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Greg Bogin was born in 1965. Also born in the United States around 1965 and of the same generation are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

About Greg Bogin's work

Greg Bogin is renowned for producing design work. What separates art from design has been a longstanding debate, the lines are blurred. The classical notion of design used to be anchored in the Decorative Arts, but later on divided itself into a variety of categories such as graphic design, fashion design, or industrial design. The Arts and Crafts Movement and The Bauhaus were extremely influential movements that pursued for a unification of true artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Greg Bogin is represented by two galleries. These are Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom and Marlborough Contemporary | New York in the United States. Greg Bogin's work has most recently been exhibited at Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom (29 November 2018 until 16 February 2019) with the exhibition Outgoing message.... Greg Bogin's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Martin Asbæk Gallery in Denmark (26 March 2020 - 13 June 2020) with the name NEON and Normann Copenhagen in Denmark (23 January 2019 - 29 March 2019) with the name The Normann x Brask Art Collection | Product Launch Exhibition . Greg Bogin's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called COPING MECHANISMS and took place at Library Street Collective in Detroit, the United States from the 08 September 2018 to 13 October 2018.

At present, Greg Bogin has a total of three artworks for sale at Artland.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, remains as a focal 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 hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a powerful 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 flourished in the United States. 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 distinguished 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 Greg Bogin

Greg Bogin was born in 1965 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

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