Ryan Schneider

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Ryan Schneider is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Frances Stark, James T. Green, James Ferraro, Randy Dudley, and Robin Hustle. Ryan Schneider was born in 1980.

About Ryan Schneider's works

Ryan Schneider is a notable figure within the fields of Figuration and Expressionism. Figurative art has been around since the most primitive stages of visual arts, and encompasses any form of modern art which references the reality or the human figure, in opposition to Abstraction. Figurative art includes a significant multitude of styles, thus remaining a truly pioneering and radical category in which artists created critically acclaimed masterpieces, such as Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, or Paul Cézanne’s The Bathers.

While Expressionism is typically more evocative of an international trend rather than a coherent art movement, its essence can be understood as a desire from the artists to define and express their emotions, rather than just provide a representation of reality. In Expressionist paintings, the brushwork is often liberated and uncontrolled, as to transpire the artist’s inner emotions, while an emphasis is put on textures and intense colours come into play, thus allowing art to be rewritten and convey the message the expressionist artist is trying to deliver. Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream is highly representative of Expressionism, as it powerfully depicts the artist’s feeling of deep anguish and alienation.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ryan Schneider is represented by Richard Heller Gallery located in Los Angeles, the United States. Ryan Schneider's work has most recently been exhibited at Normann Copenhagen in Denmark (23 January 2019 until 29 March 2019) with the exhibition The Normann x Brask Art Collection | Product Launch Exhibition . Ryan Schneider's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; V1 in Copenhagen (02 March 2018 - 14 April 2018) with the name No Filter Eden and Greenpoint Terminal Gallery in New York (05 July 2018 - 03 August 2018) with the name FACE OFF.

At present on Artland, two of Ryan Schneider's works are available to purchase.

Ryan Schneider in private collections

There are four collectors in possession of artworks by Ryan Schneider at Artland. These collectors include vita_mina1, MRR Collection, and Jens-Peter Brask, who also has works by other artists including DUSKMANN, Søren Behncke, and Michael Kvium.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art centre in the world. Major art movements developed and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Ryan Schneider

Born in 1980, Ryan Schneider was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Ryan Schneider

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 3
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