Derrick Adams

1970 · United States

Artist biography

Derrick Adams is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Derrick Adams was born in 1970. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Derrick Adams is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Galleries include Vigo Gallery in London, Galerie Anne de Villepoix in Paris, as well as Tilton Gallery in New York. Derrick Adams is exhibited at the exhibition, Transformers at Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 03 April 2020. Derrick Adams' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Anne de Villepoix in Paris (03 February 2020 - 02 April 2020) with the name L'Afrique fantome and Galerie Anne de Villepoix in Paris (08 September 2018 - 27 October 2018) with the name People Person. Derrick Adams' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called New Icons and took place at Mary Boone Gallery | Uptown in New York, the United States from the 06 March 2018 to 19 April 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art hub internationally. Leading art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence upon the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. 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 Derrick Adams

Derrick Adams was born in 1970 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Derrick Adams

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