Austin Eddy

1986 · United States

Artist biography

Austin Eddy is an emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Robert Philipp, Rebecca Purdum, Thomas Nozkowski, Robert Bechtle, and Evan Gruzis. Austin Eddy was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Austin Eddy is represented and exhibited by LVL3 in Chicago, the United States. Austin Eddy's work has most recently been exhibited at Althuis Hofland Fine Arts in Amsterdam (04 December 2019 until 07 December 2019) with the exhibition Nada Miami Beach 2019. Austin Eddy's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York (04 January 2020 - 25 January 2020) with the name 2020 and Sargent's Daughters in New York (24 September 2019 - 09 November 2019) with the name GARDEN. Austin Eddy's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Big Ringer and took place at Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York, the United States from the 26 April 2019 to 07 June 2019.

Austin Eddy in private collections

On Artland, Austin Eddy's works can be seen in several Collections, including zach and Tony Mangle. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Liam Fallon, and Qafar Rzayev.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance 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 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 essential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed 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 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 Austin Eddy

Born in 1986, Austin Eddy was primarily influenced 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 group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside 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 artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed an influential collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

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Austin Eddy

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 8

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