John Bock

1965 · Germany

Artist biography

John Bock is a modern visual artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Joseph Beuys, Vanessa Oppenhoff, Maroan El Sani, Nicole Rosowski-Sprengala, and Dan Bert. John Bock was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

John Bock is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Austria, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Meyer Kainer in Austria, Giò Marconi in Italy, and Sprüth Magers | Los Angeles in the United States. John Bock's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 'CURSED IMAGES' CURATED BY ED FORNIELES at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition was open from 16 September 2019 until 10 October 2019. John Bock's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Giò Marconi in Milan (24 September 2019 - 13 November 2019) with the name Light Scribble on Neck Muscle and Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid (11 September 2019 - 22 November 2019) with the name Beyond the Purity Law. John Bock's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called UNHEIL and took place at Sprüth Magers | Berlin in Germany from the 29 September 2018 to 19 January 2019.

John Bock in private collections

On Artland John Bock's art can be found in the collection of L and andré sauer, who for instance also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Sarah Derat, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Further Biographical Context for John Bock

John Bock was born in 1965 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

John Bock

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 10

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