1981 · United States
Jesse Mockrin is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Connor Gewirtz, Curtis Ames, Jackie Milad, Alix Lambert, and Tony Cox. Jesse Mockrin was born in 1981.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Jesse Mockrin is represented by two galleries, Night Gallery and Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York, the United States and the United States respectively. Jesse Mockrin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles (11 November 2017 until 13 January 2018) with the exhibition Engender. Jesse Mockrin's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; THE MARKS OF A STRANGER (12 September 2019 - 26 October 2019) at Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York and Cursives (26 June 2019 - 01 August 2019) at Marinaro in New York. Jesse Mockrin's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Engender and took place at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States from the 11 November 2017 to 13 January 2018.
Historical Context of United States
The US, especially New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art centre 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 capital. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted 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 emerged in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad of variations, such as alternative 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.
Further Biographical Context for Jesse Mockrin
Jesse Mockrin was born in 1981 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.