Matthew Porter

1975 · United States

Artist biography

Matthew Porter is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as Phelps, Stephen Shore, Lee Boot, James Winn, and Matt Mignanelli. Matthew Porter was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Matthew Porter's work, which are Galerie Xippas | Paris in France and M+B in the United States. Matthew Porter's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Scenic at Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 25 October 2019. Matthew Porter's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; M+B in Los Angeles (05 April 2019 - 10 May 2019) with the name Skyline Vista and M+B in Los Angeles (30 June 2018 - 25 August 2018) with the name NEWS FROM NOWHERE.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art centre globally. Leading art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence over the global 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 era 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 Porter

Matthew Porter was born in 1975 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. 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, connected 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 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 enterprising. 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 influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Matthew Porter

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