Oscar Tuazon

1975 · United States

Artist biography

Oscar Tuazon is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Tracey Adams, Nicholas Galanin, Le’Andra LeSeur, Jane Fox Hipple, and Michael Braden. Oscar Tuazon was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Oscar Tuazon is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like Norway, France, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Oscar Tuazon's work include dépendance in Belgium, Galerie Chantal Crousel in France, and Standard (Oslo) in Norway. Oscar Tuazon's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition DESIRE OF THE OTHER at Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 23 September 2018 until 03 October 2018. Oscar Tuazon's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Maureen Paley in London (02 June 2018 - 29 July 2018) with the name FIRE and dépendance in Brussels (04 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) with the name Bonfire. Oscar Tuazon's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called FIRE and took place at Maureen Paley in London, the United Kingdom from the 02 June 2018 to 29 July 2018.

Oscar Tuazon in private collections

On Artland Oscar Tuazon's art can be found in the following collection: Roberto Toscano which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Liam Fallon, Alessandro Simonini, and Farhad Farzali.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art centre worldwide. Major art movements developed and cultivated 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 iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a strong influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Oscar Tuazon

Oscar Tuazon was born in 1975 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Oscar Tuazon

  • Artworks in Collections 10
  • Exhibitions 6

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