Robert Sagerman

1966 · United States

Artist biography

Robert Sagerman is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the United States. Robert Sagerman was born in 1966. Artists Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat are of the same generation and same country as Robert Sagerman.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Robert Sagerman's work, which are Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, the United States and Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco, the United States. Robert Sagerman most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas (14 February 2020 until 20 March 2020) with the exhibition Permutation as Refinement. Robert Sagerman's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas (21 June 2019 - 16 August 2019) with the name SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS and Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas (24 June 2017 - 26 August 2017) with the name Introductions. Robert Sagerman's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Introductions and took place at Cris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, the United States from the 24 June 2017 to 26 August 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance 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 era 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 diverse 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 Robert Sagerman

Robert Sagerman was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary 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 an influential reputation.

Robert Sagerman

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