Phil Sims

1940 · United States

Artist biography

Phil Sims is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Phil Sims was born in 1940. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Phil Sims' work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Bartha Contemporary in London, Osart in Milan, as well as Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco. Phil Sims' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Accrochage at Bartha Contemporary in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 28 November 2017 until 27 January 2018. Phil Sims' only other exhibition is Solo Exhibition, which took place at Weiss Berlin in Germany (22 November 2019 - 14 February 2020).

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, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art hub globally. 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 a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. 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 Phil Sims

Phil Sims was born in 1940 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Phil Sims

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