Jonathan Horowitz

1966 · United States

Artist biography

Jonathan Horowitz is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States. Jonathan Horowitz was born in 1966. Artists Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat are of the same generation and same country as Jonathan Horowitz.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jonathan Horowitz is represented and exhibited by 4 galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Belgium, Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy, and Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Harlem in the United States. Jonathan Horowitz' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Just what is it that makes today so different, so appealing? at Galerie Patrick Seguin | Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 17 October 2019 until 22 November 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular 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 concept of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted 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 blossomed in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative 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 contemporary period 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 Jonathan Horowitz

Born in 1966, Jonathan Horowitz grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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.

Jonathan Horowitz

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