Joe Fyfe

1952 · United States

Artist biography

Joe Fyfe is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Joe Fyfe was born in 1952. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Joe Fyfe's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in France, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France, Nathalie Karg Gallery in the United States, as well as Galerie Christian Lethert in Germany. Joe Fyfe most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York with the exhibition But a flag has flown away. The exhibition was open from 03 January 2019 until 10 February 2019. Joe Fyfe's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Christian Lethert in Cologne (30 January 2020 - 27 March 2020) with the name Group Exhibition and Galerie Christian Lethert in Cologne (14 November 2019 - 19 December 2019) with the name LOB DES LERNENS.

Historical Context of United States

The US, 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 concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions 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 significant art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also echoed 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 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 Joe Fyfe

Joe Fyfe was born in 1952 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Joe Fyfe

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