Jimi Gleason

1961 · United States

Artist biography

Jimi Gleason is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. Jimi Gleason was born in 1961. Artists Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat are of the same generation and same country as Jimi Gleason.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jimi Gleason's work is available for viewing at William Turner Gallery located in Los Angeles, the United States. Jimi Gleason most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at William Turner Gallery in Los Angeles with the exhibition Cross/Reference. The exhibition was open from 20 September 2019 until 29 November 2019. Jimi Gleason's only other exhibition is Reflected & Absorbed, which took place at William Turner Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States (11 November 2017 - 13 January 2018).

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art capital. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished 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 Jimi Gleason

Born in 1961, Jimi Gleason grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Jimi Gleason

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