Spencer Finch

1962 · United States

Artist biography

Spencer Finch is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United States. Spencer Finch was born in 1962. 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 Spencer Finch .

Galleries and Exhibitions

Spencer Finch is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Spencer Finch 's work include Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Erica Ravenna in Italy, as well as Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden. Spencer Finch 's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition No Ordinary Blue at Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 14 March 2019 until 03 May 2019. Spencer Finch 's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (11 March 2019 - 26 April 2019) at Gallery Martine Aboucaya in France and Botanica (05 September 2019 - 08 November 2019) at Galerie Nordenhake | Mexico City in Mexico. Spencer Finch 's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Spencer Finch and took place at James Cohan Gallery | Lower East Side in New York, the United States from the 02 November 2018 to 21 December 2018.

Spencer Finch in private collections

On Artland Spencer Finch 's works can be found in the collection of Robert Mollers, who for instance also has works by other artists including Choi Jun Kun, Liam Fallon, and Bruno Augsburger.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most important art centre worldwide. Major art movements developed and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Spencer Finch

Spencer Finch was born in 1962, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Spencer Finch

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 8

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