Matthew Ronay

1976 · United States

Artist biography

Matthew Ronay is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as James Baldoumas, Matthew Porter, Emma Amos, Don Van Vliet, and Meghann Snow. Matthew Ronay was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Matthew Ronay is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Denmark, the United States, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Nils Stærk in Copenhagen, Casey Kaplan in New York, and Markus Lüttgen in Düsseldorf. Matthew Ronay most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Nils Stærk in Copenhagen with the exhibition Polypastoraline. The exhibition was open from 27 August 2019 until 18 October 2019. Matthew Ronay's work has also been exhibited during the BETRAYALS OF AND BY THE BODY exhibition at Casey Kaplan in New York, the United States (29 April 2019 - 14 June 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub internationally. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in extensive 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 iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence upon the international visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Ronay

Matthew Ronay was born in 1976 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Matthew Ronay

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