David Leggett

1980 · United States

Artist biography

David Leggett is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Terry Fox, Jammie Holmes, Edward Avedisian, Rosy Keyser, and Linda Lindroth. David Leggett was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

David Leggett is represented by two galleries, Shane Campbell Gallery | South Loop and LVL3 in Chicago, the United States. David Leggett most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Various Small Fires in Los Angeles with the exhibition Mixed Emotions. The exhibition was open from 14 July 2018 until 25 August 2018. David Leggett's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles (07 July 2018 - 01 September 2018) with the name Cosmic Traffic Jam and Western Exhibitions in Chicago (06 January 2018 - 17 February 2018) with the name Sports and Art. David Leggett's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Drawings and took place at Shane Campbell Gallery | South Loop in Chicago, the United States from the 17 June 2017 to 15 July 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, especially in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most important art centre in the world. Leading art movements established and fostered in significant 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 echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the global visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. 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 David Leggett

Born in 1980, David Leggett was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

David Leggett

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