Paul Housley

1964 · United States

Artist biography

Paul Housley is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Paul Housley was born in 1964. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Paul Housley's work is on display at Belmacz Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. Paul Housley's work are currently exhibiting at Belmacz Gallery in London with the exhibition The Poets Elbow (12 March 2020 - 07 May 2020). Paul Housley's only other exhibition is Machine Gun Etiquette, which took place at Belmacz Gallery in London, the United Kingdom (04 September 2018 - 29 September 2018).

Paul Housley in private collections

On Artland, Robert Mollers includes works by Paul Housley, but also others by Shahnaz Aghayeva, Won Sou-Yeol, and Jesús Herrera Martínez, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

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 assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub internationally. Major art movements established and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important 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 Paul Housley

Born in 1964, Paul Housley grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere 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 discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 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.

Paul Housley

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