Rob Clayton

1963 · United States

Artist biography

Rob Clayton is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the United States. Rob Clayton was born in 1963. Born in the same country and around the same year are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Rob Clayton's Gallery representation

Rob Clayton's work is on display at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea located in Milan, Italy.

Rob Clayton in private collections

The collector Jimenez -Colon Collection is in possession of art by Rob Clayton at Artland. Jimenez -Colon Collection also has works by other artists including Kevin Demery, Liam Fallon, and Lusesita.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre globally.

Leading art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Rob Clayton

Born in 1963, Rob Clayton grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. significant 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.

Rob Clayton

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