Jae Ko

1961 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Jae Ko is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other celebrated artists such as Ahn Kyuchul, Hwan Kwon Yi, Keunmin Lee, Changwon Lee, and Michelle Jane Lee. Jae Ko was born in 1961.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jae Ko is represented by two galleries. These are Roger Katwijk Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Andrew Bae Gallery in Chicago, the United States. Jae Ko's work has most recently been exhibited at Roger Katwijk Gallery in Amsterdam (22 November 2019 until 30 November 2019) with the exhibition PAM Amsterdam 2019. Jae Ko's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Summer ’19 (26 June 2019 - 16 August 2019) at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore and A Sculpture Show (22 May 2019 - 21 June 2019) at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore.

Further Biographical Context for Jae Ko

Born in 1961, Jae Ko was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Jae Ko

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