Mathew Cerletty

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Mathew Cerletty is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Adam Janes, Stephen Towns, Daniel Wallace, Nina Mushinsky, and Meena Hasan. Mathew Cerletty was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mathew Cerletty is represented by two galleries, which are Office Baroque | Bloemenhofplein 5 in Brussels, Belgium and Karma in New York, the United States. Mathew Cerletty most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Super Dakota in Brussels (22 April 2019 until 31 May 2019) with the exhibition Think about all the James Deans and what it means.. Mathew Cerletty's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; WHISKERS (03 April 2019 - 10 May 2019) at Standard (Oslo) in Norway and "STAY-AT-HOME DAD" (03 November 2017 - 09 December 2017) at Standard (Oslo) in Norway. Mathew Cerletty's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called "STAY-AT-HOME DAD" and took place at Standard (Oslo) in Norway from the 03 November 2017 to 09 December 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a powerful 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 flourished in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 contemporary period 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 Mathew Cerletty

Born in 1980, Mathew Cerletty grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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 started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mathew Cerletty

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