Alexander Kroll

1981 · United States

Artist biography

Alexander Kroll is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Larry Johnson, Danica Barboza, Michael Petry, Mike Olin, and Ellyn Weiss. Alexander Kroll was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alexander Kroll's work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries like France, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Praz-Delavallade | Paris in France, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in the United States, and 68projects in Germany. Alexander Kroll's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition IMAGINISM at Johannes Vogt Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 30 January 2019 until 27 February 2019. Alexander Kroll's only other exhibition is Moon People, which took place at Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, the United States (05 September 2019 - 04 October 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted 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 emerged in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative 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 Alexander Kroll

Alexander Kroll was born in 1981 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Alexander Kroll

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