John Gerrard

1974 · Ireland

Artist biography

John Gerrard is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Ireland, like other prominent artists such as Sinéad Spelman, Michael Cusack, Yuri Pattison, Patrick Procktor Ra, and Claire Morgan. John Gerrard was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

John Gerrard is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Thomas Dane Gallery in the United Kingdom, Thomas Dane Gallery | Naples in Italy, as well as Simon Preston in the United States. John Gerrard most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Simon Preston in New York with the exhibition TEN YEARS AFTER. The exhibition was open from 22 March 2018 until 10 May 2018.

Further Biographical Context for John Gerrard

Born in 1974, John Gerrard was largely influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 collective of artists, 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 successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed an influential group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

John Gerrard

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