Jordan Wolfson

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Jordan Wolfson is an established mid-career artist, who was born in the United States - other established artists such as Edward Avedisian, Debora Schubert Lytle, Buzz Spector, Kate Mosher Hall, and Melvin “Grave” Guzman were also born inthe United States. Jordan Wolfson was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jordan Wolfson is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Jordan Wolfson's work include David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, as well as David Zwirner | 69th Street and David Zwirner | 20th Street in the United States. Jordan Wolfson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sadie Coles HQ | Kingly Street in London (30 January 2020 until 28 February 2020) with the exhibition Artists Friends Racists. Jordan Wolfson's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Sadie Coles HQ | Kingly Street in the United Kingdom (27 April 2017 - 17 June 2017) with the name Riverboat Song and Parkett Exhibition Space | Zurich in Switzerland (22 February 2020 - 18 July 2020) with the name (Self)Portraits.

Jordan Wolfson in private collections

On Artland Jordan Wolfson's art can be found in the following collection: Jan Christensen which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Farhad Farzali, Alessandro Simonini, and Sissi Farassat.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially 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 idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan 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 essential art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 Jordan Wolfson

Born in 1980, Jordan Wolfson was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s 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 primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Jordan Wolfson

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