Blake Rayne

1969 · United States

Artist biography

Blake Rayne is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Blake Rayne was born in 1969. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Blake Rayne's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Blake Rayne's work include Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom, Campoli Presti | Paris in France, as well as 1301PE in the United States. Blake Rayne most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galeria Nuno Centeno in Porto with the exhibition Carbon Days. The exhibition was open from 19 October 2018 until 23 November 2018. Blake Rayne's work has also been exhibited during the Burn It Clean exhibition at 1301PE in Los Angeles, the United States (17 November 2018 - 12 January 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub worldwide. Major art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of important 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 Blake Rayne

Born in 1969, Blake Rayne was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Blake Rayne

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