Erica Baum

1961 · United States

Artist biography

Erica Baum is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United States. Erica Baum was born in 1961. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Erica Baum is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as France, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Crèvecoeur in Paris, Bureau in New York, and Markus Lüttgen in Düsseldorf. Erica Baum most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna (15 September 2017 until 04 November 2017) with the exhibition THREADS LEFT DANGLING, VEILED IN INK. Erica Baum's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; OV Project in Brussels (05 June 2019 - 12 July 2019) with the name Cut - Copy - Paste — Part II and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York (20 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name The Second Body.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age 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 Erica Baum

Erica Baum was born in 1961, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Erica Baum

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