Vincent Como

1975 · United States

Artist biography

Vincent Como is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Andrea Crespo, Nick Moss, Patricia Noworol, Ben Snell, and Cécileb.Evans. Vincent Como was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Vincent Como's work is available for viewing at Minus Space in New York, the United States. Vincent Como is at the moment exhibiting at Sardine in New York with the exhibition The World is Ending (29 February 2020 - 05 April 2020). Vincent Como's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is The Negative Approach Operating System (For Intermediate to Advanced Practitioners), which took place at Minus Space in New York, the United States (03 May 2019 - 21 June 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular 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 concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The authority 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 echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations 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 Vincent Como

Born in 1975, Vincent Como's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Vincent Como