Henry Taylor

1958 · United States

Artist biography

Henry Taylor is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United States. Henry Taylor was born in 1958. Born in the same country and around the same year are Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Henry Taylor is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as Switzerland and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal in Switzerland, as well as Blum & Poe | Los Angeles and Blum & Poe | New York in the United States. Henry Taylor's work has most recently been exhibited at Blum & Poe | New York in the United States (23 September 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition NIECE COUSIN KIN LOOK HOW LONG IT'S BEEN. Henry Taylor's only other exhibition is Billions and Billions Served, which took place at Brennan & Griffin in New York, the United States (12 June 2019 - 12 August 2019).

Henry Taylor in private collections

On Artland, Henry Taylor's works can be seen in several Collections, including johnnyroux and Sasha and Lea Collection . These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Won Sou-Yeol, Sarah Derat, and Tora Aghabayova.

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 era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art hub worldwide. Leading art movements established and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied 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 echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important 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 Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor was born in 1958 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. The critically engaged Mono-Ha movement, comprised of Japanese and Korean artists, blossomed in Tokyo in the 1970s. Discarding traditional ideas of representation, the artists favoured an interpretation of the world through an engagement with materials and an examination of their properties. The artworks would often consist of encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, mostly left intact.

Henry Taylor

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 3

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