1985 · United States
Landon Metz is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Bethany Collins, Jenny Bloomfield, Susan Schwalb, Gina Borg, and Daniel Allen Cohen. Landon Metz was born in 1985.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Landon Metz is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like Denmark, Italy, and Switzerland. Galleries include Andersen's in Copenhagen, Francesca Minini in Milan, and VI, VII in Oslo. Landon Metz most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Andersen's in Copenhagen (27 November 2019 until 30 January 2020) with the exhibition Three Eleven.
Landon Metz in private collections
Landon Metz' works can be found on Artland in the following collections: Vetiver Books - Edward , which also includes works from prominent artists Susumu Kamijo, Wolfgang Tillmans and Florence Hutchings; as well as Mono which features the works of Sergej Jensen, Max Frintrop and Andre Butzer.
Historical Context of United States
The United States, in particular 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 powerful art hub 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 global art centre. The authority 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 significant art movements that blossomed 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 adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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 Landon Metz
Landon Metz was born in 1985 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.