Sam Falls

1984 · United States

Artist biography

Sam Falls is an established mid-career artist, who was born in the United States - other established artists such as Rosalie Gwathmey, David Salle, Charlie Ahearn, Eugene Lang, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright were also born inthe United States. Sam Falls was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Sam Falls' work, including galleries in countries like Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries include Galleria Franco Noero | Piazza Carignano in Turin, Galería Marta Cervera in Madrid, as well as Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal in Zurich. Sam Falls most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleria Franco Noero | Via Mottalciata in Turin (29 May 2017 until 02 September 2017) with the exhibition sine sole sileo. Sam Falls' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal in Zurich (05 April 2019 - 17 May 2019) with the name Solo Exhibition and 303 Gallery in New York (17 July 2019 - 15 August 2019) with the name 303 GALLERY: 303 YEARS. Sam Falls' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called sine sole sileo and took place at Galleria Franco Noero | Via Mottalciata in Turin, Italy from the 29 May 2017 to 02 September 2017.

Sam Falls in private collections

There are four collectors in possession of art by Sam Falls at Artland. These collectors include Jimenez -Colon Collection, Garzon Garcia Collection, and Andrea Festa Fine Art, who also has works by other artists including Won Sou-Yeol, Miriam Tölke, and Petra Cortright.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, remains 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 powerful art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming 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 essential art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse 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 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 Sam Falls

Sam Falls was born in 1984 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Sam Falls

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 8

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