Kyle Thurman

1986 · United States

Artist biography

Kyle Thurman is considered to be an emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Dapper Bruce Lafitte, William Buchina, Ethel Spears, Richard Tuschman, and Nicolai Remisoff. Kyle Thurman was born in 1986.

Exhibitions

Kyle Thurman's work has most recently been exhibited at 1301PE in Los Angeles (17 November 2018 until 12 January 2019) with the exhibition Burn It Clean. Kyle Thurman's work has also been exhibited during the Error erred exhibition at David Lewis in New York, the United States (15 January 2020 - 15 February 2020).

Kyle Thurman in private collections

Kyle Thurman's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Jimenez -Colon Collection. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Liam Fallon, Won Sou-Yeol, and Ali Hasanov.

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, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art hub in the world. Major art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the global visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Kyle Thurman

Kyle Thurman was born in 1986 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. A group 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 diverse group 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 famous 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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 including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Kyle Thurman

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  • Exhibitions 2

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