Gregory Forstner

1975 · United States

Artist biography

Gregory Forstner is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Earl Mack Washington, Robin Kennedy, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Nancy Popp, and Delfin Finley. Gregory Forstner was born in 1975.

Gregory Forstner's exhibition

Gregory Forstner most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Zink Waldkirchen in Waldkirchen in der Oberpfalz with the exhibition It's a lot, It's a lot like Life. The exhibition was open from 06 September 2019 until 12 October 2019.

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 asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art hub worldwide. Leading art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, 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 exercised a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Gregory Forstner

Born in 1975, Gregory Forstner's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Gregory Forstner

  • Exhibitions 1

Looking for available works of this artist? Let us help you!

None of our partner galleries has added works for sale of this artist. If you are interested in seeing available works we will get in touch with galleries that represent this artist and get back to you.