Max Maslansky

1977 · United States

Artist biography

Max Maslansky is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in the the United States, like other renowned artists such as Hua Chen, Otis Jones, Kiwi, David Jansheski, and David Wojnarowicz. Max Maslansky was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Max Maslansky is represented by two galleries, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand and Dutton Gallery in New York, Switzerland and the United States respectively. Max Maslansky most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lefebvre & Fils in Paris with the exhibition NO SHAME AT SEA. The exhibition was open from 03 July 2019 until 26 July 2019. Max Maslansky's only other exhibition is NADA, which took place at Dutton Gallery in New York, the United States (07 March 2018 - 10 March 2018).

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular 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 cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has provided 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 US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude 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 Max Maslansky

Max Maslansky was born in 1977, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, 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 began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Max Maslansky

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