Aleah Chapin

1986 · United States

Artist biography

Aleah Chapin is seen as an emerging artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Henry Swanson, Scot Borofsky, Esteban Vicente, Chuck Bowdish, and Xavier Schipani. Aleah Chapin was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Aleah Chapin's work is available for viewing at Flowers | New York in the United States. Aleah Chapin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Flowers | Cork Street in London (04 October 2017 until 04 November 2017) with the exhibition Within Wilds. Aleah Chapin's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Flowers | New York in the United States (11 September 2019 - 01 November 2019) with the name What Happens at the Edge and Flowers | New York in the United States (26 June 2019 - 29 August 2019) with the name Summer Group Show. Aleah Chapin's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Within Wilds and took place at Flowers | Cork Street in London, the United Kingdom from the 04 October 2017 to 04 November 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular 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 cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a prevailing 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 US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude 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 Aleah Chapin

Aleah Chapin was born in 1986 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous 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 art became known 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 a large 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 core 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 significant artists who worked to this outline.

Aleah Chapin

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