Rafaël Rozendaal.

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Rafaël Rozendaal. is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the the United States, like other renowned artists such as Shaun O'Dell, Emily Noelle Lambert, Deborah Oropallo, Zeke Williams, and Sandow Birk. Rafaël Rozendaal. was born in 1980.


Rafaël Rozendaal.'s most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Upstream Gallery in Amsterdam with the exhibition FROM ZERO TO 2018. The exhibition was open from 14 April 2018 until 19 May 2018. Rafaël Rozendaal.'s work has also been exhibited during the Portraits exhibition at Steve Turner in Los Angeles, the United States (06 January 2018 - 10 February 2018).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art centre internationally.

Leading art movements established 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 iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the international visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. 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 Rafaël Rozendaal.

Rafaël Rozendaal. was born in 1980 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture.

The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Rafaël Rozendaal.

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