Math Bass

1981 · United States

Artist biography

Math Bass is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Anne Russinof, Alex Chitty, Betsy Eby, Udita Upadhyaya, and William Beckman. Math Bass was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Math Bass is represented by two galleries. These are Cirrus Gallery and Overduin & Co. in Los Angeles, the United States. Math Bass' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The light touch at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles in the United States. The exhibition was open from 06 September 2019 until 18 October 2019. Math Bass' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Fredericks & Freiser in New York (19 June 2019 - 25 July 2019) with the name Throwback Jack and Mary Boone Gallery | Chelsea in New York (20 November 2018 - 20 December 2018) with the name PAINTINGS. Math Bass' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called PAINTINGS and took place at Mary Boone Gallery | Chelsea in New York, the United States from the 20 November 2018 to 20 December 2018.

Math Bass in private collections

There are two collectors in possession of art by Math Bass at Artland. These collectors include Garzon Garcia Collection and Jimenez -Colon Collection, who also has works by other artists including Mar Hernández, Thomas Flechtner, and Sandro Diener.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art centre internationally. Major art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a strong influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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 Math Bass

Math Bass was born in 1981 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Math Bass

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 6

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