Jonathon Keats

1971 · United States

Artist biography

Jonathon Keats is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Jack Deese, J Blackwell, Rachel Heller, Herbie Fletcher, and Ruben Ochoa. Jonathon Keats was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jonathon Keats is represented by Modernism Inc. in San Francisco, the United States. Jonathon Keats most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Modernism Inc. in San Francisco (04 September 2019 until 25 October 2019) with the exhibition Pioneers Of The Greater Holocene.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre in the world. Major art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed 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 Jonathon Keats

Jonathon Keats was born in 1971 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Jonathon Keats

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