Jerry Bingham

1953

Artist biography

Jerry Bingham is seen as an established contemporary artist, Jerry Bingham was born in 1953. Artists like Anja Vosdingh Bessem, Pietro Privitera, Frank Boogaard, Takayoshi Sakabé, and Petter Antonisen were also born in 1953.

Further Biographical Context for Jerry Bingham

Born in 1953, Jerry Bingham was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the international extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Jerry Bingham

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