James Beckett

1977 · Zimbabwe

Artist biography

James Beckett is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Zimbabwe, like other well-known artists such as Masimba Hwati, Chartwell Dutiro, Grace Cross, Adrian Hermanides, and Virginia Chihota. James Beckett was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

James Beckett's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany. Some of those galleries are T293 in Italy, Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Markus Lüttgen in Germany. James Beckett most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands (01 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Strange Glow. James Beckett's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Parallax (05 April 2019 - 10 May 2019) at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands and The Assassination of Leon Trotsky (16 September 2018 - 28 October 2018) at David Lewis in the United States.

Further Biographical Context for James Beckett

James Beckett was born in 1977 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 international 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

James Beckett

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