Jason Fox

1964 · United States

Artist biography

Jason Fox is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. Jason Fox was born in 1964. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jason Fox is represented and exhibited by CANADA located in New York, the United States. Jason Fox' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Beware of Darkness at Almine Rech Gallery | Brussels in Belgium. The exhibition was open from 01 March 2018 until 07 April 2018. Jason Fox' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Out of Control curated by Peter & Sally Saul, which took place at Venus | Manhattan in New York, the United States (28 June 2018 - 10 August 2018).

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the modern age 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 Jason Fox

Jason Fox was born in 1964 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

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Jason Fox