Matthew Brandt

1982 · United States

Artist biography

Matthew Brandt is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as David Hytone, Phyllis Galembo, Victoria Adams, Rebecca Norton, and Bessie Jamieson. Matthew Brandt was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Matthew Brandt's work, including galleries in countries such as France, Italy, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Praz-Delavallade | Paris in France, Spazio Damiani in Italy, as well as Lundgren Gallery in Spain. Matthew Brandt's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition A New Way of Walking at Timothy Taylor | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 07 June 2018 until 24 August 2018. Matthew Brandt's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo exhibition (21 March 2020 - 18 April 2020) at M+B in Los Angeles and Group Exhibition (26 June 2019 - 22 August 2019) at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York.

Matthew Brandt in private collections

On Artland Matthew Brandt's artworks can be found in the collection of sharyn charnas and Marco Serraglio, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sandro Diener, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant 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 asserting 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 prevailing 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 emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern 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 Matthew Brandt

Born in 1982, Matthew Brandt's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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. Many 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 famous member of YBAs 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 gained a controversial 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Matthew Brandt

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 4

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