Van Hanos

1979 · United States

Artist biography

Van Hanos is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the the United States, like other famous artists such as R. Crumb, Jonathan Bragdon, Royal Hill Milleson, Travis Collinson, and Brian Rochefort. Van Hanos was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Van Hanos' work is available for viewing at Tanya Leighton in Berlin, Germany. Van Hanos most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Château Shatto in Los Angeles (26 July 2019 until 06 September 2019) with the exhibition A Cloth Over a Birdcage. Van Hanos' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; I Love You, But I Will Always Leave (16 November 2019 - 21 December 2019) at 1969 Gallery in New York and Fabula Rasa (06 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) at Tanya Leighton in Berlin.

Van Hanos in private collections

Van Hanos' works can be seen in Giovanni Springmeier collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Won Sou-Yeol, Sarah Derat, and Qafar Rzayev.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant 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 affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided 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 influential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 contemporary period 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 Van Hanos

Born in 1979, Van Hanos was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast 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. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Van Hanos

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