William Buchina

1978 · United States

Artist biography

William Buchina is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Aya Brown, Adrian Piper, Jean Michel Basquiat, Evan Trine, and Shannon Cartier Lucy. William Buchina was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

William Buchina is represented by two galleries. These are Slag Gallery | Bushwick and Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York, the United States. William Buchina most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York with the exhibition HIGHLIGHT: CHELSEA. The exhibition was open from 06 October 2018 until 27 October 2018. William Buchina's only other exhibition is Between Objects & Actions, which took place at Slag Gallery | Bushwick in New York, the United States (14 March 2019 - 13 April 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art hub globally. Leading art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 William Buchina

Born in 1978, William Buchina was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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 started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

William Buchina

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