Jeremy Thomas

1973 · United States

Artist biography

Jeremy Thomas is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Elijah Gowin, Greta Gundersen, James Brown, Rosalind Fox Solomon, and Enrique Martínez Celaya. Jeremy Thomas was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jeremy Thomas' work is available on viewing in Galerie Richard | Paris in France and Galerie Richard | New York in the United States. Jeremy Thomas' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Untitled at Galerie Richard | Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 24 January 2020 until 21 February 2020. Jeremy Thomas' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Vital Expansion, which took place at Galerie Richard | New York in the United States (05 November 2019 - 10 January 2020).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art centre globally. Leading art movements developed and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a powerful influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Jeremy Thomas

Born in 1973, Jeremy Thomas was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Jeremy Thomas