James Casebere

1953 · United States

Artist biography

James Casebere is an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. James Casebere was born in 1953. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit James Casebere's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France. Some of those galleries are Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Templon | Brussels in Belgium, as well as Galerie Templon | Paris in France. James Casebere's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Lisson Presents… 11 artists through time at Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 22 September 2017 until 11 November 2017. James Casebere's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Templon | Paris in France (10 January 2020 - 06 March 2020) with the name On the Water’s Edge and Galería Helga De Alvear in Spain (30 November 2017 - 10 February 2018) with the name Emotional Architecture. James Casebere's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Lisson Presents… 11 artists through time and took place at Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom from the 22 September 2017 to 11 November 2017.

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 multinational and highly powerful art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere 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 influential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse 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 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 James Casebere

James Casebere was born in 1953 and was largely influenced creatively 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 decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and refined 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. Street art started to appear as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a unceasing flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

James Casebere

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