Matt Bollinger

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Matt Bollinger is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Ray Carofano, Cynthia Ona Innis, Juan Fontanive, Elizabeth Gourlay, and Sonja Schenk. Matt Bollinger was born in 1980.

Exhibitions

Matt Bollinger most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Zürcher Gallery | New York in the United States (04 March 2020 until 08 March 2020) with the exhibition The Armory Show. Matt Bollinger's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; THREE ROOMS (15 January 2019 - 02 March 2019) at Zürcher Gallery | New York in the United States and The Practice of Everyday Life (17 April 2019 - 18 May 2019) at Slag Gallery | Bushwick in the United States.

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 period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art hub worldwide. Leading art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned 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 Matt Bollinger

Matt Bollinger was born in 1980 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Matt Bollinger

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