Adam Pendleton

1984 · United States

Artist biography

Adam Pendleton is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the the United States, like other famous artists such as Paul Behnke, Kate Nichols, Martha Colburn, Adam Feibelman, and Thurston Belmer. Adam Pendleton was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Adam Pendleton's work is available on display in 5 galleries around the globe, such as in Switzerland, Spain, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Adam Pendleton's work include Galeria Pedro Cera in Portugal, Parra & Romero | Madrid in Spain, as well as Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal in Switzerland. Adam Pendleton's work has most recently been exhibited at Pace London in the United Kingdom (02 October 2018 until 09 November 2018) with the exhibition Adam Pendleton Our Ideas. Adam Pendleton's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Roberts Projects in Los Angeles (15 March 2019 - 26 April 2019) with the name Behind Face and Galerie Max Hetzler | Bleibtreustrasse in Berlin (24 April 2019 - 28 June 2019) with the name Who We Are. Adam Pendleton's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Adam Pendleton Our Ideas and took place at Pace London in the United Kingdom from the 02 October 2018 to 09 November 2018.

Adam Pendleton in private collections

On Artland Adam Pendleton's works can be found in the collection of Lorenzo Perini-Natali, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sarah Derat, Choi Jun Kun, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art centre globally. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the visual culture of the World, 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 Adam Pendleton

Born in 1984, Adam Pendleton's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Adam Pendleton

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 8

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