Sylvia Plimack-Mangold

1938 · United States

Artist biography

Sylvia Plimack-Mangold is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Sylvia Plimack-Mangold was born in 1938. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Sol LeWitt, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Dan Flavin.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sylvia Plimack-Mangold's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like Switzerland and the United States. Galleries include Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich, as well as Craig F. Starr Gallery and Alexander and Bonin in New York. Sylvia Plimack-Mangold most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich with the exhibition Grids and Structures. The exhibition was open from 17 September 2019 until 25 October 2019. Sylvia Plimack-Mangold's only other exhibition is A new room: Marisa Merz and Mario Merz, which took place at Annemarie Verna Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland (21 February 2019 - 12 April 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly 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 idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance 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 granted 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 essential 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 acclaimed 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 Sylvia Plimack-Mangold

Born in 1938, Sylvia Plimack-Mangold's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Sylvia Plimack-Mangold

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