John Edmonds

1989 · United States

Artist biography

John Edmonds is an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other artists such as Denise Regan, Arthur Dove, Hunter Buck​, Sara Penn, and David Lachapelle. John Edmonds was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

John Edmonds' work is on display at Goucher College Art Galleries located in Baltimore, the United States. John Edmonds' work has most recently been exhibited at ltd los angeles in the United States (26 May 2017 until 27 May 2017) with the exhibition Art Athina. John Edmonds' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Between Pathos & Seduction (05 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) at COMPANY in the United States and Studio Photography: 1887–2019, 2019 (26 June 2019 - 15 August 2019) at Simon Lee | New York in the United States. John Edmonds' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Art Athina and took place at ltd los angeles in the United States from the 26 May 2017 to 27 May 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular New York city, remains 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 hub emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy 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 era 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 blossomed in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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 John Edmonds

Born in 1989, John Edmonds' creative work was primarily inspired 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 varied 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 renowned 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

John Edmonds

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