Jorge Méndez Blake

1974 · Mexico

Artist biography

Jorge Méndez Blake is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Mexico, like other renowned artists such as Naomi Elena Ramirez, Don Shoemaker, Claudia Rodriguez, Germán Cueto, and Tania Zaldivar. Jorge Méndez Blake was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jorge Méndez Blake is represented by two galleries. These are Meessen De Clercq in Belgium and Travesia Cuatro | Madrid in Spain. Jorge Méndez Blake's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Who Writes? at Galeria OMR in Mexico City, Mexico. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 01 November 2019. Jorge Méndez Blake's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; 1301PE in Los Angeles (07 August 2019 - 29 September 2019) with the name Group Exhibition and Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin (11 September 2019 - 18 October 2019) with the name [email protected].

Further Biographical Context for Jorge Méndez Blake

Born in 1974, Jorge Méndez Blake was predominantly 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 diverse collective of practitioners. A number 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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 represented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Jorge Méndez Blake

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