Michael Pellew

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Michael Pellew is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as William Lamson, Johnathan Johnson, Tessa Perutz, Catherine Murphy, and Eugene Lang. Michael Pellew was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michael Pellew's work is on display at LAND Studio & Gallery in New York, the United States. Michael Pellew's work has most recently been exhibited at LAND Studio & Gallery in New York (16 June 2019 until 16 June 2019) with the exhibition LAND at the State Capitol. Michael Pellew's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is LAND Gallery returns to the Outsider Art Fair | Booth 60, which took place at LAND Studio & Gallery in New York, the United States (17 January 2019 - 19 January 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art centre worldwide. Leading art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. 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 Michael Pellew

Born in 1980, Michael Pellew was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Michael Pellew

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