1973 · United States
Samara Golden is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Jason Salavon, Aubreigh Moses, Tony Tasset, Albert Moser, and Ned Colclough. Samara Golden was born in 1973.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Samara Golden's work, which are Night Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States and CANADA in New York, the United States. Samara Golden most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Safe Gallery in New York (23 July 2019 until 07 September 2019) with the exhibition An eye that tried so hard to see one particular thing that it ended up forgetting everything else.
Samara Golden in private collections
On Artland Samara Golden's art can be found in the following collection: RFJ which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Sarah Derat, and Tora Aghabayova.
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned 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 Samara Golden
Samara Golden was born in 1973 and was largely inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.