Leigh Ledare

1976 · United States

Artist biography

Leigh Ledare is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Briggs Dyer, David Bayus, Life After Life (Karthik Pandian), Judith Rothschild, and Leslie Adler. Leigh Ledare was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Leigh Ledare is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Galleries include Pilar Corrias in London, Office Baroque | Bloemenhofplein 5 in Brussels, and mfc - michèle didier in Paris. Leigh Ledare most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Office Baroque | Bloemenhofplein 5 in Brussels (08 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition L'HÔTE.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that emerged 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 Leigh Ledare

Leigh Ledare was born in 1976 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 leading 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 recognition.

Leigh Ledare

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