Tony Oursler

1957 · United States

Artist biography

Tony Oursler is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Tony Oursler was born in 1957. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tony Oursler is represented and exhibited by 15 galleries around the world, in countries like Austria, Finland, and Belgium. Galleries include Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Forsblom in Finland, and Galerie Steinek in Austria. Tony Oursler 's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Galerie Steinek in Vienna with the exhibition Liaison (12 March 2020 - 16 April 2020). Tony Oursler 's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels (07 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Galerie Xippas | Paris in France and Une brève histoire de la modernité des formes, part 2 (18 April 2019 - 31 May 2019) at Galerie Mitterand in France. Tony Oursler 's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called TEN YEAR and took place at Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles, the United States from the 09 February 2018 to 02 March 2018.

At present, two works from Tony Oursler are for sale on Artland.

Tony Oursler in private collections

RFJ on Artland includes Tony Oursler 's works, as well as other works produced by prominent figures of the Art world, such as Philipp Keel, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Miriam Tölke.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially 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 hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures 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 significant art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also reverberated 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 Tony Oursler

Tony Oursler was born in 1957 and was largely influenced by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to appear as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a perpetual flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Tony Oursler

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 10

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