Emma Webster

1989 · United States

Artist biography

Emma Webster is an emerging contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other prominent artists such as Cybele Lyle, Emil Lukas, Francesca Dimattio, Adam Feibelman, and John Adelman. Emma Webster was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Emma Webster is represented by Diane Rosenstein located in Los Angeles, the United States. Emma Webster most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles with the exhibition New American Paintings 2019 Pacific Coast Review. The exhibition was open from 12 June 2019 until 23 August 2019. Emma Webster's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist II (08 May 2019 - 07 June 2019) at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York and PLASTIC GARDEN (10 June 2019 - 15 August 2019) at Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York. Emma Webster's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Winter Group Show and took place at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, the United States from the 30 November 2017 to 22 December 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art centre in the world. Leading art movements established and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, 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 period, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the global visual culture, due to the hegemony 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 Emma Webster

Born in 1989, Emma Webster was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Emma Webster

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