Lari Pittman

1952 · United States

Artist biography

Lari Pittman is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Lari Pittman was born in 1952. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lari Pittman is represented by 6 galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Italy. Galleries exhibiting Lari Pittman's work include Thomas Dane Gallery in the United Kingdom, Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Belgium, and Thomas Dane Gallery | Naples in Italy. Lari Pittman's work has most recently been exhibited at Studio Guenzani in Milan (25 June 2019 until 31 July 2019) with the exhibition SUMMER 2019. Lari Pittman's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Gerhardsen Gerner | Oslo in Norway (13 November 2019 - 13 December 2019) with the name Group Exhibition and Regen Projects in the United States (15 September 2018 - 25 October 2018) with the name Portraits of Textiles & Portraits of Humans. Lari Pittman's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Portraits of Textiles & Portraits of Humans and took place at Regen Projects in Los Angeles, the United States from the 15 September 2018 to 25 October 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art centre worldwide. Major art movements established and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over 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 Lari Pittman

Born in 1952, Lari Pittman's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, secured his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to create life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Lari Pittman

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