Kero Sarkis Antoyan

1914 · United States

Artist biography

Kero Sarkis Antoyan is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States. Kero Sarkis Antoyan was born in 1914. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Dorothea Tanning, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin, Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston.

Kero Sarkis Antoyan's Gallery representation

Kero Sarkis Antoyan is represented and exhibited by Richard Norton Gallery located in Chicago, the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, remains as a central 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 multinational and highly influential art centre emerged 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 era has provided 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 essential art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad 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 Kero Sarkis Antoyan

Born in 1914, Kero Sarkis Antoyan was primarily influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. In the United States, the Great Depression had a severe impact on artistic output, and artists began to focus on the idea of humility and of the ordinary man on the streets. The focus of art in the United States also began to take a more political turn for the first time, and artists used these topics and ideas to endeavour to impact society. Topics such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes became prevalent in the work of a number of artists.

Kero Sarkis Antoyan

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