Wyatt Kahn

1983 · United States

Artist biography

Wyatt Kahn is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as James Hoff, Peyton Freiman, Marka Kiley, Robert Kipniss, and Noah Jemison. Wyatt Kahn was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Wyatt Kahn is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland. The galleries exhibiting Wyatt Kahn's work include 10 Hanover Street in London, Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Brussels, as well as Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal in Zurich. Wyatt Kahn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Brussels (11 January 2019 until 16 February 2019) with the exhibition Wyatt Kahn. Wyatt Kahn's work has also been exhibited during the Solo Exhibition exhibition at Galerie Eva Presenhuber | New York in the United States (06 September 2019 - 19 October 2019).

Wyatt Kahn in private collections

On Artland Wyatt Kahn's works can be found in the collection of Jimenez -Colon Collection, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sissi Farassat, Petra Cortright, and Choi Jun Kun.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art hub in the world. Major art movements developed and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned 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 Wyatt Kahn

Born in 1983, Wyatt Kahn grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Wyatt Kahn

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 3

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