1979 · United States
Mason Saltarrelli is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Thomas Kovachevich, Christina Seely, Kendall Leasurw, Aleah Chapin, and Melissa Meyer. Mason Saltarrelli was born in 1979.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Mason Saltarrelli's work is available on viewing in Turn Gallery and Interstate Projects in New York, the United States. Mason Saltarrelli most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Meessen De Clercq in Brussels (05 December 2019 until 10 January 2020) with the exhibition Four Seasons In One Day. Mason Saltarrelli's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; NEON (26 March 2020 - 13 June 2020) at Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen and Solo Exhibition (12 July 2019 - 09 August 2019) at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus. Mason Saltarrelli's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called KING CAKE BABY and took place at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus, Denmark from the 10 November 2017 to 20 December 2017.
Mason Saltarrelli in private collections
On Artland, Mason Saltarrelli's works can be seen in several Collections, including MRR Collection and Jens-Peter Brask. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Hur Kyung-Ae, Michael Kvium, and Farhad Farzali.
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art hub worldwide. Leading art movements established and fostered in extensive 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 iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. 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 Mason Saltarrelli
Mason Saltarrelli was born in 1979 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.