Jeremy Shockley is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Yukio Tsuji, Alex Zecca, Gail Albert Halaban, Karl Ernst Metzler, and Dora Budor.
About Jeremy Shockley's work
Jeremy Shockley's work is essentially representative of figurative art. Some world-renowned artists acclaimed for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply designated as being the farthest from abstract art, since it principally consists of the representation of objects or figures holding a strong reference to reality. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains highly resourceful and imaginative, encompassing a variety of styles and mediums, spanning from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.
Jeremy Shockley's exhibition
Historical Context of United States
The US, especially New York city, remains as a central 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 hub came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art capital. The predominance 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 blossomed in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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.