1987 · United States
Buck Ellison is an emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Tony Delap, Alan Sonfist, Jay Strommen, Tyler Macko, and Mcdermott. Buck Ellison was born in 1987.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Buck Ellison is represented by two galleries, PARK VIEW / PAUL SOTO and Weiss Berlin in the United States and Germany respectively. Buck Ellison's work has most recently been exhibited at Balice Hertling | Rue Saint-Martin in Paris (13 November 2019 until 13 December 2019) with the exhibition Useful Life. Buck Ellison's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Conradi in Hamburg (05 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) with the name Group Exhibition and Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf in Frankfurt (06 June 2019 - 22 August 2019) with the name PHOTOGRAPHY .
Historical Context of United States
The United States, especially New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has provided 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 echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 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 Buck Ellison
Buck Ellison was born in 1987 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful 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 known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on less established artists.