Joe Scanlan

1961 · United States

Artist biography

Joe Scanlan is an established artist, who was born in the United States. Joe Scanlan was born in 1961. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Joe Scanlan is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The galleries exhibiting Joe Scanlan's work include Galerie Martin Janda in Vienna, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Brussels, as well as mfc - michèle didier in Paris. Joe Scanlan most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Martin Janda in Vienna (06 December 2019 until 17 February 2020) with the exhibition Galerie Martin Janda satellite at Hochhaus Herrengasse. Joe Scanlan's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Martin Janda in Vienna (07 March 2018 - 21 April 2018) with the name New Tricks, New Schemes and Andriesse Eyck Galerie in Amsterdam (15 April 2019 - 25 April 2019) with the name ARTISANAL COMPLEX.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art hub internationally. Leading art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a strong influence upon the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. 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 Joe Scanlan

Joe Scanlan was born in 1961 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. 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 an important decade politically, 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 prominent 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.

Joe Scanlan