Joel Morrison

1976 · United States

Artist biography

Joel Morrison is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States, like other artists such as Taylor Barnes, Brandi Milne, Emanuel Gerald Viviano, Nilofar Akmut, and Wesley Terpstra. Joel Morrison was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Joel Morrison's work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries like Israel, the Netherlands, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Joel Morrison's work include Alon Segev Gallery in Israel, Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands, as well as Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin in Germany. Joel Morrison's work has most recently been exhibited at Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands (09 January 2020 until 17 February 2020) with the exhibition Shaping dialogues. Joel Morrison's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; All the World's a Stage (08 February 2019 - 05 April 2019) at Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands and FINAL PAINTING NOW (14 June 2019 - 27 July 2019) at Galerie Michael Schultz | Berlin in Germany.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted 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 influential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants 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 Joel Morrison

Joel Morrison was born in 1976 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Joel Morrison

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