Sarah Charlesworth

1947 · United States

Artist biography

Sarah Charlesworth is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Sarah Charlesworth was born in 1947. Born in the same country and around the same year are Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sarah Charlesworth's work is on display in 4 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom, Campoli Presti | Paris in France, and Maccarone in the United States. Sarah Charlesworth's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Manifest Content (Group Exhibition) at Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 01 February 2019 until 17 March 2019. Sarah Charlesworth's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles (23 June 2018 - 11 August 2018) with the name TALK TO ME and Paula Cooper Gallery | 524 West 26st Street in New York (29 February 2020 - 04 April 2020) with the name Group exhibition. Sarah Charlesworth's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called TALK TO ME and took place at Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States from the 23 June 2018 to 11 August 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept 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 dominance over Paris, which used to be considered 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 blossomed in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern 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 Sarah Charlesworth

Born in 1947, Sarah Charlesworth's creative work was largely influenced by the 1960s. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely powerful era which engendered an important number of breaks and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society ensued, with revolutionary philosophies and movements emerging in a cradle of innovation. Simplicity and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on delivering artworks mainly gathering polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. Delving further into some of the concepts inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – decidedly relating to Minimalism, with a fundamentally ruled-based approach, devoid of any expressive features. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists fundamentally persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often linked to the human condition. globally, an important number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Sarah Charlesworth

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