Johannes Vanderbeek

1982 · United States

Artist biography

Johannes Vanderbeek is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Richard Kalina, Katherine Hubbard, Robert Acuña, David Hilliard, and Sayre Gomez. Johannes Vanderbeek was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Johannes Vanderbeek is represented by two galleries, which are rodolphe janssen in Brussels, Belgium and Brand New Gallery in Milan, Italy. Johannes Vanderbeek most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Marinaro in New York (18 October 2019 until 16 November 2019) with the exhibition Nine Door Room. Johannes Vanderbeek's only other exhibition is YOU HAVEN’T STARTED WONDERING ABOUT YET…, which took place at Halsey McKay Gallery in New York, the United States (01 August 2019 - 27 August 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The US, especially New York city, remains 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 hub appeared 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 centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions 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 flourished 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 variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern 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 Johannes Vanderbeek

Born in 1982, Johannes Vanderbeek was predominantly inspired 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 practitioners, 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 famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. 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.

Johannes Vanderbeek

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