Martha Tuttle

1989 · United States

Artist biography

Martha Tuttle is considered to be an emerging artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other well-known artists such as John Alan Belcher, Jennifer Boysen, Richard Allen Morris, Charles Harbutt, and Perle Fine. Martha Tuttle was born in 1989.

About Martha Tuttle's work

Martha Tuttle is a prominent figure in Minimalism. Minimalism is among the most significant contemporary art movements, which came to be at the end of the 1950s, and remained highly significant throughout the 1960s. Born in New York City, Minimalism initially grew from a desire to escape from Abstract Expressionism, especially amidst younger, blossoming artists. They adopted a polished formal aesthetic, rather geometrical and stripped of any expression. The Second World War era saw a significant number of European artistic exiles gathering in New York City, and artworks by members of the German Bauhaus, the Dutch De Stijl artists and Russian Constructivists became particularly popular, highly influencing the new generation of American minimalist artists. New progressive forms of expressions were developed by each of these groups, and strongly inspired artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin and Robert Morris, amongst others. They were successfully able to shift their practices by producing art that would grant the viewer with a purely visual response. The aim was to reveal the formal components that compose a painting or sculpture, stripping away the expressive elements of it.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martha Tuttle's work is available on viewing in Geukens & De Vil in Antwerp, Belgium and Tilton Gallery in New York, the United States. Martha Tuttle's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Bacchante by the Sea at Geukens & De Vil in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 01 August 2019 until 14 September 2019. Martha Tuttle's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; SundayS At September (23 August 2019 - 27 September 2019) at Sunday-S Gallery in Copenhagen and Embodying: Flesh, Fiber, Features (17 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) at Galleria Anna Marra in Rome. Martha Tuttle's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Silent Transformations and took place at Deli Gallery in New York, the United States from the 23 June 2018 to 29 July 2018.

At the moment, Martha Tuttle has a total of six artworks for sale at Artland.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly 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 idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that blossomed in the United States. 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 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 Martha Tuttle

Born in 1989, Martha Tuttle's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on less established artists.

Martha Tuttle

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