Lawrence Carroll

1954 · United States

Artist biography

Lawrence Carroll is an established artist, who was born in the United States. Lawrence Carroll was born in 1954. Artists Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons are of the same generation and same country as Lawrence Carroll.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lawrence Carroll is represented by 5 galleries around the world, including countries like France, Italy, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Karsten Greve | Paris in France, as well as Studio Trisorio Napoli and Galleria Fumagalli in Italy. Lawrence Carroll's work are currently exhibiting at Keteleer Gallery in Antwerp with the exhibition Solo exhibition (06 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Lawrence Carroll's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; A TRIBUTE TO LAWRENCE CARROLL (11 July 2019 - 02 August 2019) at Buchmann Galerie in Germany and Moments (23 May 2019 - 30 August 2019) at Galerie Karsten Greve | Cologne in Germany.

Lawrence Carroll in private collections

Robert Mollers on Artland includes Lawrence Carroll's works, as well as other works produced by prominent figures of the Art world, such as Hur Kyung-Ae, Isabel Alonso Vega, and Sarah Derat.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly 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 succeeded in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted 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 emerged in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 Lawrence Carroll

Born in 1954, Lawrence Carroll was primarily influenced by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his reputation as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Lawrence Carroll

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 4

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