Mungo Thomson

1969 · United States

Artist biography

Mungo Thomson is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Mungo Thomson was born in 1969. Artists Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat are of the same generation and same country as Mungo Thomson.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Mungo Thomson's work. These are Galerie Frank Elbaz | Paris in France and galerie frank elbaz | Dallas in the United States. Mungo Thomson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Frank Elbaz | Paris in France with the exhibition Accrochage. The exhibition was open from 03 April 2019 until 28 May 2019. Mungo Thomson's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; galerie frank elbaz | Dallas in the United States (23 October 2019 - 28 February 2020) with the name Background Extinction and galerie frank elbaz | Dallas in the United States (03 April 2019 - 28 May 2019) with the name Accrochage.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art centre worldwide. Major art movements developed and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned 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 Mungo Thomson

Mungo Thomson was born in 1969 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Mungo Thomson

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