1976 · United States
Letha Wilson is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Rudolph T. Pen, Ali Bliss, Chaz Bojorquez, Matthew Craven, and George Stoll. Letha Wilson was born in 1976.
About Letha Wilson's work
Letha Wilson is famous for creating digital work. In the early 1980s, renowned artists such as Harold Cohen or Andy Warhol started to experiment with computer painting programs, thus paving the way for what would later be known as digital art. From digital paintings to installations or 3D renderings of sculptures, digital art is fundamentally mixing technology with art, creating a new sphere where freedom and never-ending possibilities invite artists to experiment and create. Whether the technology is the medium or the end itself, for art to be categorized as digital, any sort of computer processing needs to be involved in the creation or presentation of the work. The universe of digital art is multifaceted and naturally progressing, as technology itself continues to grow and develop.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Letha Wilson's work is available on display in 6 galleries around the globe, such as in Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States. Galleries include Brand New Gallery in Italy, GRIMM Frans Halsstraat in the Netherlands, as well as GRIMM | New York in the United States. Letha Wilson's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris (10 April 2019 until 10 May 2019) with the exhibition G = 9,8 N.KG-1. Letha Wilson's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galleria Anna Marra in Rome (17 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) with the name Embodying: Flesh, Fiber, Features and GRIMM Keizersgracht in Amsterdam (17 May 2019 - 12 July 2019) with the name Cross Country. Letha Wilson's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called G = 9,8 N.KG-1 and took place at Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris, France from the 10 April 2019 to 10 May 2019.
At present, Letha Wilson has a total of seven artworks for sale at Artland.
Letha Wilson in private collections
Historical Context of United States
The United States, especially New York city, remains as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere 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 influential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the contemporary period 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 Letha Wilson
Letha Wilson was born in 1976 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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 YBAs 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 garnered 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 dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.