David Adamo

1979 · United States

Artist biography

David Adamo is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as Keith Haring, Edmund Teske, Steve Lacy, Candice Lin, and Jessica Gondek. David Adamo was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

David Adamo is represented by two galleries, rodolphe janssen and Peter Freeman, Inc. in New York, Belgium and the United States respectively. David Adamo's work has most recently been exhibited at rodolphe janssen in Brussels (09 November 2017 until 21 December 2017) with the exhibition birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees. David Adamo's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo Exhibition (09 November 2017 - 12 December 2017) at rodolphe janssen in Brussels and Works from a Private Collection (05 October 2018 - 18 January 2019) at Grieder Contemporary in Zurich. David Adamo's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called At Moorgate and took place at Ibid Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States from the 02 June 2017 to 02 July 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art hub globally. Major art movements developed and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political systems. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 David Adamo

David Adamo was born in 1979 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

David Adamo

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