Steven Parrino

1958 · United States

Artist biography

Steven Parrino is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Steven Parrino was born in 1958. Artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring are of the same generation and same country as Steven Parrino.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Steven Parrino's work is on display in 5 galleries around the world, in countries such as Belgium, France, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Steven Parrino's work include Galerie Vedovi in Belgium, GDM | Paris in France, and Galerie van Gelder in the Netherlands. Steven Parrino most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom (24 June 2019 until 08 August 2019) with the exhibition Push | Pull. Steven Parrino's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; The Parrinos (17 September 2019 - 14 February 2020) at Massimo De Carlo | Lombardia in Milan and HARD FEELINGS (10 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) at Nahmad Contemporary in New York. Steven Parrino's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Art Cologne 2019 and took place at Galerie Anke Schmidt in Cologne, Germany from the 10 April 2019 to 13 April 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a central 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 cosmopolitan and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that flourished 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 Steven Parrino

Steven Parrino was born in 1958 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few significant global movements that defined the decade include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Steven Parrino

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