Mike Bouchet

1970 · United States

Artist biography

Mike Bouchet is an established mid-career artist, who was born in the United States. Mike Bouchet was born in 1970. Artists Kara Walker, Jason Rhoades, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Zittel, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt and Jean Michel Basquiat are of the same generation and same country as Mike Bouchet.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mike Bouchet's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Marlborough Contemporary | London and 10 Hanover Street in the United Kingdom, and Marlborough Contemporary | New York in the United States. Mike Bouchet's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition All Signs Point To Yes at Galerie Parisa Kind in Frankfurt, Germany. The exhibition was open from 10 June 2020 until 8 July 2020. Mike Bouchet's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom (2 July 2019 - 1 August 2019) with the name Upper Double Decker and Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom (21 February 2019 - 30 March 2019) with the name Primary Directives .

Mike Bouchet in private collections

Sasha and Lea Collection and Andrea Festa Fine Art Collection feature Mike Bouchet's works on Artland. They also include works by prominent figures such as Owanto, Isabel Alonso Vega, and Tora Aghabayova.

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 powerful art centre emerged in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital.

The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted 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 significant art movements that blossomed in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad 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 Mike Bouchet

Mike Bouchet was born in 1970 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Mike Bouchet

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 4

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