Jason Loebs

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Jason Loebs is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as Ruth Orkin, Ayse Wilson, Donald Sultan, Neil Leifer, and Matt Endler. Jason Loebs was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jason Loebs is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Galleries include Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom, Campoli Presti | Paris in France, and Essex Street in the United States. Jason Loebs most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Simon Lee | New York in the United States (26 June 2019 until 15 August 2019) with the exhibition Studio Photography: 1887–2019, 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular 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 cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period 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 Loebs

Jason Loebs was born in 1980 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 atmosphere. 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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.

Jason Loebs

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