Liz Nielsen

United States

Artist biography

Liz Nielsen is a modern artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Michael Genovese, Raymond Worczyk, Anthony Friedkin, Leonard Rosenfeld, and William Merrit Chase.

About Liz Nielsen's works

Liz Nielsen is best known for working in the fields of Abstraction and Conceptual. Towards the end of the 19th century, many artists were hoping for a change that would allow art to encompass the transitions in society occuring at the time. Abstract art therefore indicates a desire to break free from the more classical depictions of reality, in which artists were constrained. With the use of geometrical shapes, colours and gestural elements, artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques were able to lay the foundations for what would become an essential branch of modern art. With abstract art, objects and figures are simplified, schematised, which can arguably provide the viewer with a more spiritual experience, since the focus is not put on the material world, but implies an invitation to delve into reflection.

For a conceptual artist, the artwork needs to break free from any sort of traditional representation of what is art, and invite the viewer to enter a world of ideas and concepts, free from the material reality. Indeed, the core of Conceptualism lies in the fact that the idea behind the artwork has significantly more importance than the finished artwork itself. As a defined movement, Conceptualism first came to be in the late 1960s, with figures such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. The most revolutionary feature of Conceptual Art is that the artwork can take the form of anything, from writings to performances, to a derived use of everyday objects - the boundaries of art are thus shifting, the tradition is critiqued. Conceptualism has been, and still remains, subject to controversy and debate, due to its tendency to provoke the audience. As a contemporary movement, is it often used as a tool to defy institutions, societal structures and political systems.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Liz Nielsen's work is on display in two galleries, which are Black Box Projects in London, the United Kingdom and LVL3 in Chicago, the United States. Liz Nielsen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York (09 October 2019 until 07 December 2019) with the exhibition SHE. Liz Nielsen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Rubber Factory in New York (11 July 2018 - 02 September 2018) with the name Women in Colo(u)r and Rubber Factory in New York (01 August 2017 - 01 September 2017) with the name WOMEN IN COLOUR. Liz Nielsen's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called WOMEN IN COLOUR and took place at Rubber Factory in New York, the United States from the 01 August 2017 to 01 September 2017.

One of Liz Nielsen's work is curently for sale on Artland.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular 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 idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions 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 emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad 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.

Liz Nielsen

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