Matt Keegan

1976 · United States

Artist biography

Matt Keegan is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Charles Fazzino, René Romero Schuler, Jonathan Butt, Garrol Gayden, and Cole Sternberg. Matt Keegan was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Matt Keegan's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like France, Portugal, and the United States. Some of those galleries are mfc - michèle didier in Paris, Galeria Pedro Cera in Lisbon, as well as Altman Siegel in San Francisco. Matt Keegan's work are exhibited at the exhibition, Recycle at Galeria Pedro Cera in Lisbon, Portugal. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 11 April 2020. Matt Keegan's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Carl Kostyál in Malmo (06 December 2017 - 11 January 2018) with the name How It’s Made and Galerie Francesca Pia in Zurich (12 April 2019 - 24 May 2019) with the name ABSOLUTE THRESHOLDS. Matt Keegan's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called How It’s Made and took place at Carl Kostyál in Malmo, Sweden from the 06 December 2017 to 11 January 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted 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 significant art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad 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 Matt Keegan

Matt Keegan was born in 1976 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Matt Keegan

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