Ashley Collins


Artist biography

Ashley Collins is seen as an established mid-career artist, Ashley Collins was born in 1967. Artists like :mentalKLINIK, Arnaud Boisrame, Fernando Prats, Søren Behncke, and Sami Aboul Azm were also born in 1967.

Further Biographical Context for Ashley Collins

Born in 1967, Ashley Collins' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Ashley Collins

Vantage Points II
Group Exhibition
Gilman Contemporary · Ketchum, United States
Nov 30, 2020 – Jan 21, 2021