Matt Lipps

1975 · United States

Artist biography

Matt Lipps is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Rosemary Lee, Greg Day, Aay Preston Myint, Shinkichi Tajiri, and Eric Oglander. Matt Lipps was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Matt Lipps' work. These are Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles, the United States and Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, the United States. Matt Lipps' work has most recently been exhibited at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco (11 September 2019 until 18 October 2019) with the exhibition Where Figure Becomes Ground. Matt Lipps' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Likenesses (08 July 2019 - 30 August 2019) at Haines Gallery in San Francisco and Kinship (19 July 2018 - 31 August 2018) at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco.

Matt Lipps in private collections

Matt Lipps' art can be found on Artland in the following collection: sharyn charnas. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, DUSKMANN, and Liam Fallon.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially 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 idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era 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 essential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse 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 Lipps

Matt Lipps was born in 1975 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on younger artists.

Matt Lipps

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 5

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