About Jilly Ballistic's works
Jilly Ballistic's work is characteristic of the fields of Figuration and Street art. Figurative art has been around since the most primitive stages of visual arts, and encompasses any form of modern art which references the real-world or the human body, in opposition to Abstraction. Figurative art includes a significant amount of styles, thus remaining a truly pioneering and radical category in which artists created critically acclaimed masterpieces, such as Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, or Paul Cézanne’s The Bathers.
Often created in public locations, street art is in essence connected to graffiti art, although it covers a wider range of mediums and alternative formats. Artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring are considered to be pioneers of street art, and considerably influenced the newer generation of street artists, including Banksy and JR. The freedom and openness of street art invites artists to create without boundaries, and often deliver a critique of modern issues.
Historical Context of United States
The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most important art hub globally.
Major art movements developed and fostered in important 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 age, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political systems. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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.