Alex Becerra

1989 · United States

Artist biography

Alex Becerra is an emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Syd Mead, Craig Kauffman Estate, Thomas Allen, Amanda Scuglia, and Kristin Reed. Alex Becerra was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alex Becerra's work is available on display in Shane Campbell Gallery | South Loop in the United States and Weiss Berlin in Germany. Alex Becerra's work has most recently been exhibited at Karma International | Los Angeles in the United States (12 September 2019 until 15 November 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition. Alex Becerra's only other exhibition is Waldeinsamkeit, which took place at Weiss Berlin in Germany (21 June 2019 - 02 August 2019).

Alex Becerra in private collections

Alex Becerra's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: underdog collection. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Sarah Derat, Isabel Alonso Vega, and Choi Jun Kun.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, endures as a central 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 powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided 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 significant art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished 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 Alex Becerra

Alex Becerra was born in 1989, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 well-known 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 controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. 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 key 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 idea.

Alex Becerra

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 7

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