Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

1984 · United States

Artist biography

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other artists such as York Chang, Lucienne Bloch, Valerie Hammond, Megan Stroech, and Rob Pruitt. Matthew Lutz-Kinoy was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy is represented by 4 galleries around the world, including countries such as Belgium, France, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Mendes Wood DM | Brussels in Belgium, Kamel Mennour | Rue du Pont de Lodi in France, as well as Freedman Fitzpatrick in the United States. Matthew Lutz-Kinoy most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Large Glass in London with the exhibition Barefoot. The exhibition was open from 28 November 2019 until 30 January 2020. Matthew Lutz-Kinoy's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Mask (28 June 2018 - 28 July 2018) at Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom and Two Hands on Earth (04 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) at Mendes Wood DM | Brussels in Belgium. Matthew Lutz-Kinoy's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Mask and took place at Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom from the 28 June 2018 to 28 July 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a focal 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 came to be 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 era has provided 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 influential art movements that blossomed in the United States. 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 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 Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

Born in 1984, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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, united generally by their age and nationality. A number 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 well-known 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 divisive 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 was predominant in 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 including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy