Philip-Lorca Dicorcia

1951 · United States

Artist biography

Philip-Lorca Dicorcia is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Philip-Lorca Dicorcia was born in 1951. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Philip-Lorca Dicorcia is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Some of those galleries are David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Sprüth Magers | Los Angeles and David Zwirner | 69th Street in the United States. Philip-Lorca Dicorcia's work has most recently been exhibited at jousse entreprise in Paris (29 November 2019 until 10 January 2020) with the exhibition Home is a home is a home is a home..

Philip-Lorca Dicorcia in private collections

It is the collector johnnyroux, who is in possession of work by Philip-Lorca Dicorcia at Artland. johnnyroux also has works by other artists including Cristiano Carotti, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Shahnaz Aghayeva.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age 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 Philip-Lorca Dicorcia

Born in 1951, Philip-Lorca Dicorcia's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received international acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Philip-Lorca Dicorcia

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