Martin Wilner

1959 · United States

Artist biography

Martin Wilner is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Martin Wilner was born in 1959. Artists Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons are of the same generation and same country as Martin Wilner.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martin Wilner's work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States. Some of those galleries are Hales Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, as well as HALES and Hales Gallery | New York in the United States. Martin Wilner most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Jean Brolly in Paris with the exhibition the case histories : les psychiatres. The exhibition was open from 05 January 2019 until 09 February 2019. Martin Wilner's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is COMIC RELIEF, which took place at BravinLee programs in New York, the United States (11 September 2019 - 18 October 2019).

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, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art hub globally. Leading art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a strong influence upon the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Martin Wilner

Martin Wilner was born in 1959 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. All over, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical philosophies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Martin Wilner

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