Jessica Drenk

1976 · United States

Artist biography

Jessica Drenk is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Richard Ashrowan, Paul C. Newman, Annie Sprinkle, Addie Wagenknecht, and Julia Thecla. Jessica Drenk was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jessica Drenk's work is on display at Galleri Urbane | Dallas in the United States. Jessica Drenk's work are exhibited at the exhibition, Solo exhibition at Galleri Urbane | Dallas in the United States. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 02 May 2020.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art centre in the world. Leading art movements developed and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence upon the international visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Jessica Drenk

Jessica Drenk was born in 1976 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jessica Drenk

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