Matthew Day Jackson

1974 · United States

Artist biography

Matthew Day Jackson is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United States, like other artists such as Harvey Quaytman Trust, Sharon Moody, Adam Putnam, Lawrence Weiner, and Veronica Ryan. Matthew Day Jackson was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Matthew Day Jackson's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. Galleries include Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row in the United Kingdom, GRIMM Frans Halsstraat in the Netherlands, and GRIMM | New York in the United States. Matthew Day Jackson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Hauser & Wirth | Hong Kong in China (09 January 2020 until 30 January 2020) with the exhibition Presentation of Gallery Artists. Matthew Day Jackson's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Solo Exhibition (09 October 2019 - 15 November 2019) at GRIMM Keizersgracht in Amsterdam and Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - Despise the solid burgher, but deep drink of his flagon (23 June 2018 - 28 July 2018) at Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam. Matthew Day Jackson's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Nieuw Amsterdams Peil - Despise the solid burgher, but deep drink of his flagon and took place at Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 23 June 2018 to 28 July 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, endures 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 powerful art centre appeared 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 centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has granted 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 essential art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period 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 Matthew Day Jackson

Born in 1974, Matthew Day Jackson's 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 diverse group 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 famous 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 commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Matthew Day Jackson

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