Robert Barry

1936 · United States

Artist biography

Robert Barry is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in the United States. The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted 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 significant art movements that flourished 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 adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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. Born in 1936, Robert Barry is 84 years old. Born in the same country and around the same year are Knox Martin, Michael Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Robert Rauschenberg and Allan Kaprow.

About Robert Barry's work

Robert Barry is renowned for the conceptual work. Conceptual art is arguably not as clear and easily defined as other art movements, and can often spark intense reactions in the viewers. By nature, Conceptualism puts an emphasis on the strategies and research that go into the creation, making the concept of an artwork its most essential feature, rather than the actual finished product. Although the movement emerged in the mid 1960s, simultaneously across Europe and America, its founder Marcel Duchamp had paved the way back in 1917, with his controversial artwork Fontaine. Conceptual art denies the traditional mediums, and tries to place the artwork in the realm of ideas - rather than that of material constructions. Some of the most critically acclaimed figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono.

Robert Barry's Biographical Context

Robert Barry was born in 1936 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s in the early years of the artist's life. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Robert Barry's work is on display in 13 galleries around the world, in countries such as Austria, France, and Italy. The galleries exhibiting Robert Barry's work include Galerie Steinek in Vienna, Galerie Greta Meert in Brussels, as well as mfc - michèle didier in Paris. Robert Barry's work are exhibited at the exhibition, Oblique Strategies / Part 2 at Gallery Martine Aboucaya in Paris, France. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 30 April 2020. Robert Barry's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Gallery Martine Aboucaya in Paris (31 January 2020 - 21 February 2020) with the name Oblique Strategies / Part 1 and Galeria Jaqueline Martins in São Paulo (29 March 2019 - 17 May 2019) with the name Solo Exhibition. Robert Barry's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called THE WHITE HEAT and took place at MARC STRAUS in New York, the United States from the 03 June 2017 to 30 July 2017.

Robert Barry has two works for sale currently available on Artland. .

Robert Barry

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