Richard Colman

1976 · United States

Artist biography

Richard Colman is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Joshua Hagler, Nile Jurgen Behncke, Doug Aitken, Bob Willoughby, and Manierre Dawson. Richard Colman was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard Colman is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Denmark and the United States. Galleries include V1 in Copenhagen, New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles, and Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco. Richard Colman most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at V1 in Copenhagen with the exhibition MISANTHROPE. The exhibition was open from 31 March 2017 until 13 May 2017.

Richard Colman in private collections

There are three collectors in possession of artworks by Richard Colman at Artland. These collectors include KT, Delta-Sleep, and Jens-Peter Brask, who also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Graham Collins, and Thomas Flechtner.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era 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 significant art movements that blossomed in the US. 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 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 Richard Colman

Richard Colman was born in 1976 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Richard Colman

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