Louis De Guzman
Louis De Guzman is a visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Hannah Whitaker, Dawn Clements, Thomas Milton Wilder, Maureen Mcquillan, and Myasia Dowdell.
About Louis De Guzman's works
Louis De Guzman is best known for working in the fields of Street art and Pop. The global extent of street art is highly influential, as it embodies an extraordinary form of modern artistic expression, and often a tool used to question social structures. Street art is often thought of as originating from graffiti art of the 1970s-1980s, although it highly focuses on the artistic approach and the vision of the artist, it can exist in urban settings as well as in art galleries and museums. Pioneers of the genre include Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Pop Art is a highly significant movement which first appeared in the 1950s, across Britain and America, and can be described as both a critique and celebration of mass-produced popular culture. Although the styles and mediums involved in Pop Art can highly differ, going from Roy Lichtenstein reproductions of comic-strips, to Andy Warhol’s silk-screen prints of soup cans, and Richard Hamilton’s collages, the underlying most fundamental aspect remains the same – an interest in mass-production, mass-culture and popular media. With Pop Art, the spirit of popular culture is elevated to the status of high art, shifting boundaries and establishing a connection to the contemporary public never achieved before by any other movement.
Louis De Guzman in private collections
On Artland Louis De Guzman's works can be found in the collection of Edwin, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sissi Farassat, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Jesús Herrera Martínez.
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art hub worldwide. Major art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion 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.