Darren Bader

1978 · United States

Artist biography

Darren Bader is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as Sarah Walker, Kelly Bjork, Ellen Carey, Nahum Tschacbasov, and Sally Gil. Darren Bader was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Darren Bader's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Italy and the United States. Galleries include Galleria Franco Noero | Piazza Carignano in Italy, as well as Blum & Poe | Los Angeles and Blum & Poe | New York in the United States. Darren Bader is at the moment exhibiting at Ermes-Ermes | Vienna in Austria with the exhibition Il lenzuolo viola (23 February 2020 - 11 April 2020). Darren Bader's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galleria Franco Noero | Piazza Carignano in Italy (15 July 2019 - 04 October 2019) with the name Interlude and Blum & Poe | Los Angeles in the United States (03 November 2018 - 23 December 2018) with the name DARREN BADER Character limit. Darren Bader's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Forest/Trees and took place at Greenspon in New York, the United States from the 16 May 2017 to 16 June 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre internationally. Leading art movements developed 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 various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence upon the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned 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 Darren Bader

Born in 1978, Darren Bader was largely influenced 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 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 members 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 known 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 decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent 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 a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Darren Bader

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