Joe Bradley

1975 · United States

Artist biography

Joe Bradley is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Fred Troller, Deana Lawson, J.C. Fontanive, Robert Barsamian, and Paul Cowan. Joe Bradley was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Joe Bradley's work is on display in 14 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Inigo Philbrick in the United Kingdom, Almine Rech Gallery | Brussels in Belgium, as well as Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy. Joe Bradley's work has most recently been exhibited at Gagosian | Grosvenor Hill in London (03 October 2018 until 15 December 2018) with the exhibition Day World. Joe Bradley's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom (23 September 2018 - 03 October 2018) with the name DESIRE OF THE OTHER and Gagosian | Geneva in Switzerland (07 May 2018 - 27 July 2018) with the name Drawings.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art hub in the world. Leading art movements established and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned 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.

Further Biographical Context for Joe Bradley

Joe Bradley was born in 1975 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Joe Bradley

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