Jeffrey Vallance

1955 · United States

Artist biography

Jeffrey Vallance is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Jeffrey Vallance was born in 1955. Artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring are of the same generation and same country as Jeffrey Vallance.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jeffrey Vallance's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Belgium and the United States. Some of those galleries are Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Belgium, as well as Edward Cella Art + Architecture and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery | New York in the United States. Jeffrey Vallance's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition La Chapelle de Poulet at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles, the United States. The exhibition was open from 01 November 2019 until 03 January 2020. Jeffrey Vallance's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery | New York in the United States (10 January 2020 - 19 February 2020) with the name Songs in the Dark and Anton Kern Gallery in the United States (12 July 2018 - 31 August 2018) with the name The Party.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded 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 powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative 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 Jeffrey Vallance

Born in 1955, Jeffrey Vallance grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Across the globe, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical philosophies it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Jeffrey Vallance