Petah Coyne

1953 · United States

Artist biography

Petah Coyne is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United States. Petah Coyne was born in 1953. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Petah Coyne is represented and exhibited by Galerie Lelong | New York in the United States. Petah Coyne most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Laurence Miller Gallery in New York (11 September 2019 until 15 November 2019) with the exhibition Betwixt and between. Petah Coyne's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Having Gone I Will Return, which took place at Galerie Lelong | New York in the United States (13 September 2018 - 27 October 2018).

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, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art hub in the world. Major art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied 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 repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the international visual culture, due to the authority 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 Petah Coyne

Born in 1953, Petah Coyne was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, secured his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to give life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Petah Coyne

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