Raymond Pettibon

1957 · United States

Artist biography

Raymond Pettibon is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the United States. Raymond Pettibon was born in 1957. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Raymond Pettibon's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Austria, and France. Some of those galleries are David Zwirner | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Georg Kargl Fine Arts and Galerie Meyer Kainer in Austria. Raymond Pettibon most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna with the exhibition The Armory Show. The exhibition was open from 04 March 2020 until 08 March 2020. Raymond Pettibon's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; 1.Color 2.Hole and 3.Joke. Selected works on paper (16 January 2020 - 06 March 2020) at Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna and ROCK PAPER SCISSORS | Schere Stein Papier (27 March 2019 - 26 April 2019) at Gabriele Senn Galerie in Vienna. Raymond Pettibon's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called 1000 images; a word is worth a thousand pictures - curator: Alexandre Melo and took place at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art in Lisbon, Portugal from the 29 November 2018 to 05 January 2019.

Raymond Pettibon in private collections

On Artland Raymond Pettibon's works can be found in the following collections: Robert Mollers, who for instance also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Imi Knoebel, Wolfgang Tillmans and Sol Lewitt; and Olivier Verhellen, who likewise has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Paul McCarthy, Peter Van Ammel and Manor Grunewald.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea 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 international art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a powerful 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 flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern 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 Raymond Pettibon

Born in 1957, Raymond Pettibon was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan 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 reinforced its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. The critically engaged Mono-Ha movement, comprised of Japanese and Korean artists, blossomed in Tokyo in the 1970s. Rejecting traditional ideas of representation, the artists favoured an interpretation of the world through an engagement with materials and an examination of their properties. The artworks would often consist of encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, mostly unaltered intact.

Raymond Pettibon

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 11

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