Richard Misrach

1949 · United States

Artist biography

Richard Misrach is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United States. Richard Misrach was born in 1949. Artists Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger are of the same generation and same country as Richard Misrach.

About Richard Misrach's work

Richard Misrach's work is fundamentally representative of figurative art. Some world-renowned artists praised for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply designated as being the farthest from abstract art, since it principally consists of the depiction of objects or figures holding a strong reference to reality. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains extremely resourceful and imaginative, encompassing a variety of styles and mediums, ranging from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard Misrach's work is available on display in multiple galleries recorded on Artland. Galleries exhibiting Richard Misrach's work include Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles, as well as Robert Mann Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York. Richard Misrach most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York with the exhibition Group Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 15 July 2019 until 25 August 2019. Richard Misrach's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; ANOTHER WEST (04 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco and EARACHE (12 July 2018 - 14 August 2018) at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco.

One of Richard Misrach's work is curently for sale on Artland.

Richard Misrach in private collections

On Artland Richard Misrach's art can be found in the following collection: sharyn charnas which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Liam Fallon, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of United States

The US, 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 emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions 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 influential art movements that flourished in the US. These very movements also echoed 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 acclaimed 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 Richard Misrach

Born in 1949, Richard Misrach's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1960s. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely influential era which engendered an important number of disruptions and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society developed, with revolutionary philosophies and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Honesty and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. Delving further into some of the ideas inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – strongly relating to Minimalism, with a fundamentally ruled-based approach, devoid of any emotional aspect. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often linked to the human condition. worldwide, an important number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group espoused similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Richard Misrach

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 6
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