Kathryn Andrews

1973 · United States

Artist biography

Kathryn Andrews is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other well-known artists such as Bessie Hoover Wessel, Dora Baron, Carolyn Martin, Mark M. Mellon, and Chester Higgins. Kathryn Andrews was born in 1973.

About Kathryn Andrews' works

Kathryn Andrews plays a pivotal role in the fields of Conceptual and Pop. Conceptual art emerged as an art movement in the 1960s, critiquing the previously ruling modernist movement and its focus on the aesthetic. The term is usually used to refer to art from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. In Conceptualism, the idea or concept behind the work of art became more important than the actual technical skill or aesthetic. Conceptual artists used whichever materials and forms deemed most appropriate to get their ideas across. This resulted in a variety of different types of artworks that could take the form of almost anything – from performance to writing, to everyday objects. The artists explored the possibilities of art-as-idea and art-as-knowledge, using linguistic, mathematical, and process-oriented dimensions of thought as well as invisible structures and processes for their productions.

With artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein as pioneers of the genre, pop art became a prevailing style from the mid 1950s to the late 1960s, in New York and London. Unlike any other modern art movement, pop art managed to reach with the general public to a highly significant extent, drawing its inspiration from advertisements, popular product packaging, comic strips or even photos of celebrities. Globally understood as a reaction to the post war mass consumption boom of the 1950s, and the globalization of youth culture in the 1960s, pop art rejected the omnipotence and pretension of contemporary art, especially abstract expressionism in the United States.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kathryn Andrews' work is available for viewing at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Kathryn Andrews is at the moment exhibiting at Tang Contemporary Art | Beijing in China with the exhibition Who Am I (14 March 2020 - 30 April 2020). Kathryn Andrews' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; König Galerie in Berlin (28 August 2019 - 31 August 2019) with the name Exhibition for Enter Art Fair and König Galerie in Berlin (07 June 2019 - 03 August 2019) with the name CIRCUS EMPIRE.

Kathryn Andrews currently has one work for sale on Artland.

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 era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub internationally. Major art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Kathryn Andrews

Kathryn Andrews was born in 1973 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

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