Evan Nesbit

1985 · United States

Artist biography

Evan Nesbit is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Leanne Marie Kolpin, Dan Lydersen, Matthew Betancourt, Jackie Battenfield, and Robert Zungu. Evan Nesbit was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Evan Nesbit's work, which are Roberts Projects in the United States and Weiss Berlin in Germany. Evan Nesbit is at the moment exhibiting at Roberts Projects in Los Angeles with the exhibition Open Objects (21 March 2020 - 09 May 2020). Evan Nesbit's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Roberts Projects in Los Angeles (10 May 2019 - 14 June 2019) with the name The Weight of Matter and Van Doren Waxter in New York (13 May 2020 - 18 June 2020) with the name Solo exhibition. Evan Nesbit's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called PERISHABLE GESTURES and took place at Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco, the United States from the 03 January 2018 to 17 February 2018.

Evan Nesbit in private collections

On Artland, Jimenez -Colon Collection includes works by Evan Nesbit, but also others by Qafar Rzayev, Mar Hernández, and Paul Cupido, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key 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 assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most powerful art centre in the world. Major art movements established and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the international visual culture, 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 Evan Nesbit

Evan Nesbit was born in 1985 and was largely inspired by the 1990s. 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, united 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 YBAs 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 divisive 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. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Evan Nesbit

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 6

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