Aidan Koch

1988 · United States

Artist biography

Aidan Koch is an early career emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Alex Schweder, Richard Kalina, Vanessa German, Sarah Tortora, and Jennifer Boysen. Aidan Koch was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Aidan Koch is represented by PARK VIEW / PAUL SOTO in Los Angeles, the United States. Aidan Koch's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Friend of a Friend 2019 | Warsaw at Piktogram in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition was open from 05 April 2019 until 06 April 2019. Aidan Koch's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; PARK VIEW / PAUL SOTO in Los Angeles (01 February 2020 - 28 March 2020) with the name Always put the rock back and PARK VIEW / PAUL SOTO in Los Angeles (06 August 2019 - 29 August 2019) with the name Automatic Door. Aidan Koch's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Friend of a Friend 2019 | Warsaw and took place at Piktogram in Warsaw, Poland from the 05 April 2019 to 06 April 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided 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 blossomed in the United States. These very movements also reverberated 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 modern 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 Aidan Koch

Born in 1988, Aidan Koch was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Aidan Koch

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