1967 · United States
Franklin Evans is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Franklin Evans was born in 1967. 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
Franklin Evans' work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Italy and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Franklin Evans' work include FL Gallery (Federico Luger) in Milan, as well as Miles McEnery Gallery I 520 and Miles McEnery Gallery I 525 in New York. Franklin Evans' work are exhibited at the exhibition, HyperGames at FL Gallery (Federico Luger) in Milan, Italy. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 30 March 2020. Franklin Evans' work has also been exhibited during the Weekend exhibition at Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, the United States (02 December 2017 - 13 January 2018).
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 thought of as the most important art hub globally. Major 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 variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. 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 Franklin Evans
Franklin Evans was born in 1967 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 environment. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, 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.