Mark Grotjahn

1968 · United States

Artist biography

Mark Grotjahn is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Mark Grotjahn was born in 1968. Born in the same country and around the same year are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mark Grotjahn's work is on display in 13 galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Mark Grotjahn's work include Inigo Philbrick in the United Kingdom, Gagosian | Geneva in Switzerland, and LX Arts in the United States. Mark Grotjahn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom (23 September 2018 until 03 October 2018) with the exhibition DESIRE OF THE OTHER. Mark Grotjahn's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Parkett Exhibition Space | Zurich in Switzerland (22 February 2020 - 18 July 2020) with the name (Self)Portraits and Skarstedt Gallery | 19 E 64th Street in the United States (08 January 2020 - 12 February 2020) with the name Gropu exhibition. Mark Grotjahn's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called DESIRE OF THE OTHER and took place at Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom from the 23 September 2018 to 03 October 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and cultivated 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 a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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.

Further Biographical Context for Mark Grotjahn

Born in 1968, Mark Grotjahn was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mark Grotjahn

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