Gerald Davis

1974 · United States

Artist biography

Gerald Davis is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in the the United States, like other renowned artists such as Franz Klainsek, Ken Graves, Amy Casey, Kevin Reuning, and Frank Yamrus. Gerald Davis was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Gerald Davis is represented and exhibited by Lundgren Gallery located in Palma, Spain. Gerald Davis' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Las chicas (Avignon) at Lundgren Gallery in Palma, Spain. The exhibition was open from 01 November 2019 until 11 January 2020. Gerald Davis' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is RORSCHACH PAINTINGS , which took place at Lundgren Gallery in Palma, Spain (15 March 2019 - 13 April 2019).

Gerald Davis in private collections

On Artland Gerald Davis' art can be found in the following collection: Parnilla Lundgren which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Willy Spiller, Farhad Farzali, and Ruth Asawa.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most powerful art centre globally. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned 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 Gerald Davis

Gerald Davis was born in 1974 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Gerald Davis

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 3

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