B. Thom Stevenson

1985 · United States

Artist biography

B. Thom Stevenson is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other famous artists such as Walton Ford, Paolo Arao, Christopher Gatton, Amy Yao, and Loie Hollowell. B. Thom Stevenson was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

B. Thom Stevenson is represented by Interstate Projects located in New York, the United States. B. Thom Stevenson is currently exhibiting at V1 in Copenhagen with the exhibition Sunrise FM (28 February 2020 - 03 April 2020). B. Thom Stevenson's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Tangerine Society, which took place at V1 in Copenhagen, Denmark (24 February 2017 - 25 March 2017).

B. Thom Stevenson in private collections

B. Thom Stevenson's works can be seen in Eirik Stensrud collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Liam Fallon, and Isabel Alonso Vega.

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, remains as a central 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 powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere 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 essential art movements that blossomed 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 variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the modern 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 B. Thom Stevenson

B. Thom Stevenson was born in 1985 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s. A group 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 collective 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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 presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

B. Thom Stevenson

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