1974 · United States
Adam Henry is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other prominent artists such as Aaron Young, Kristine Woods, Genevieve Gaignard, Marjorie Schwarz, and Fred Rappaport. Adam Henry was born in 1974.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Adam Henry is represented by two galleries, Meessen De Clercq and Lundgren Gallery in Palma, Belgium and Spain respectively. Adam Henry is at the moment exhibiting at Meessen De Clercq in Brussels with the exhibition Don’t Be Frightened, Mr Gould Is Here (06 March 2020 - 11 April 2020). Adam Henry's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Meessen De Clercq in Brussels (04 April 2019 - 28 June 2019) with the name Limits, Edges And Frontiers and Meessen De Clercq in Brussels (07 September 2018 - 06 October 2018) with the name The Unending Gift. Adam Henry's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called The Surface of the East Coast: Supports/Surfaces from Nice to New York and took place at Josée Bienvenu Gallery in New York, the United States from the 21 June 2018 to 24 July 2018.
Adam Henry in private collections
Historical Context of United States
The US, particularly New York city, endures 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 multinational and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted 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 influential art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse 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 Adam Henry
Born in 1974, Adam Henry's creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 environment. The 1980s were a significant 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 popular 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.