Alex Da Corte

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Alex Da Corte is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Justin Cole, Noel Anderson, Paul Rousso, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, and Rob Pruitt. Alex Da Corte was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alex Da Corte is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Alex Da Corte's work include Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Maccarone and Karma in the United States. Alex Da Corte most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rodeo in London with the exhibition DRACULA'S WEDDING. The exhibition was open from 03 June 2019 until 02 August 2019. Alex Da Corte's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; My Head is a Haunted House (04 June 2019 - 30 August 2019) at Sadie Coles HQ | Kingly Street in London and Summer group show (09 July 2019 - 31 August 2019) at Lundgren Gallery in Palma. Alex Da Corte's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called DRACULA'S WEDDING and took place at Rodeo in London, the United Kingdom from the 03 June 2019 to 02 August 2019.

Alex Da Corte in private collections

On Artland Alex Da Corte's works can be found in the collection of AB, Parnilla Lundgren, and Lisa Schiff, who for instance also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Willy Spiller, and Asger Dybvad Larsen.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most significant art hub internationally. Leading art movements established 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 various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Alex Da Corte

Born in 1980, Alex Da Corte's creative work was largely influenced 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 politically, 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 leading 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Alex Da Corte

  • Artworks in Collections 10
  • Exhibitions 5

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