Michael Scoggins

1973 · United States

Artist biography

Michael Scoggins is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other prominent artists such as Ann Glazer, Tomas Torres, T. L. Solien, Wayne Thiebaud, and Frsca Woodman. Michael Scoggins was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michael Scoggins' work is available on viewing in Charlie Smith London in the United Kingdom and Galerie Ernst Hilger in Austria. Michael Scoggins is at the moment exhibiting at Freight + Volume in New York with the exhibition Pungent Dystopia (19 March 2020 - 19 April 2020). Michael Scoggins' work has also been exhibited during the COMIC RELIEF exhibition at BravinLee programs in New York, the United States (11 September 2019 - 18 October 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The US, 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 concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures 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 significant art movements that emerged 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 variants 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 Michael Scoggins

Michael Scoggins was born in 1973 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Michael Scoggins

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