Liz Magic Laser

1981 · United States

Artist biography

Liz Magic Laser is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Carissa Potter, Doug Ohlson, Noah Singer, Patrick Chamberlain, and Don Bachardy. Liz Magic Laser was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Liz Magic Laser's work is available on viewing in Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Various Small Fires in the United States. Liz Magic Laser most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands (13 May 2017 until 13 May 2017) with the exhibition CAC Bretigny. Liz Magic Laser's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Primal Speech, Jupiter Artland (06 May 2017 - 01 October 2017) at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands and People Per Hour (21 November 2019 - 24 January 2020) at Various Small Fires in the United States.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a focal 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 thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided 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 United States. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse 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 Liz Magic Laser

Born in 1981, Liz Magic Laser's creative work was primarily influenced 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, united generally by their age and nationality. A number 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 well-known 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 controversial 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. 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 epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Liz Magic Laser

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