Isca Greenfield-Sanders

1978 · United States

Artist biography

Isca Greenfield-Sanders is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Tracy 168, Vivian Springford, Jonathan Bragdon, Sarah Shikama, and Josh Dorman. Isca Greenfield-Sanders was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Isca Greenfield-Sanders' work is available on display in multiple galleries recorded on Artland. The galleries exhibiting Isca Greenfield-Sanders' work include Miles McEnery Gallery I 520 and Miles McEnery Gallery I 525 in New York, as well as Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. Isca Greenfield-Sanders' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition twentyfourseven - Wetterling Gallery 40 Years! at Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition was open from 13 October 2018 until 01 December 2018. Isca Greenfield-Sanders' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Miles McEnery Gallery I 525 in New York (01 June 2017 - 01 July 2017) with the name Keep Them Still and Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco (18 October 2018 - 21 November 2018) with the name INHERITED LANDSCAPE.

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided 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 blossomed in the US. These very movements also reverberated 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 modern 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 Isca Greenfield-Sanders

Born in 1978, Isca Greenfield-Sanders was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 environment. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, 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.

Isca Greenfield-Sanders