Sunday, May 29, 2011

teaching art movements: neo-minimalism


Richard Serra's Tilted Spheres in 
Terminal 1 Pier F at Toronto's YYZ airport
        Neo-minimalism is an amorphous art movement of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It has alternatively been called "neo-geometric" or "neo-geo" art. Other terms include: Neo-Conceptualism, Neo-Futurism, Neo-Op, Neo-Pop, New Abstraction, Poptometry, Post-Abstractionism, Simulationism, and Smart Art.
      The aspects of "postmodern art" that have been described as neo-minimalism (and related terms) involve a general "reevaluation of earlier art forms." As its various titles indicate, the movement draws on earlier mid-to-late-20th century developments in Minimalist art, Abstract Expressionism and its offshoots, plus Pop Art, Op Art, and other threads of artistic development.
      Contemporary artists who have been linked to the term, or who have been included in shows employing it, include Jerry Brown, David Burdeny, Catharine Burgess, Marjan Eggermont, Paul Kuhn, Eve Leader, Tanya Rusnak, Daniel Ong, Laurel Smith, Christopher Willard, and Tim Zuck. The steel sculptures of Richard Serra have been described as "austere neo-Minimalism...."
  1. Richard Serra biography - Video includes works by Serra
  2. Tim Zuck - Article about Tim Zuck by Carol Fraser and Tim Zuck: Prints - A Retrospective
  3. Christopher Willard -Slide show of works by Christopher Willard
  4. Laurel Smith-Biography of Laurel Smith and Press Release Representing Laurel Smith
  5. Daniel Ong - Daniel Ong profile
  6. David Burdeny - photographic works  and David Burdeny Portfolio
  7. Marjan Eggermont - Eggermont's Biography and Marjan's Artist Documentary 
  8. Eve Leader - Collection at Agnes Bugera Gallery Inc.
  9. Tanya Rusnak - Telling Stories: Narratives of Nationhood