Nick Theobald

1986 · United States

Artist biography

Nick Theobald is a young contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Dan Lydersen, Hananiah Harari, Judith Eisler, Me, and Jessica Pretty. Nick Theobald was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nick Theobald is represented by Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery located in Aarhus, Denmark. Nick Theobald most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus (24 October 2019 until 28 November 2019) with the exhibition Gazing into the void. Nick Theobald's work has also been exhibited during the The Fountain exhibition at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus, Denmark (10 May 2000 - 07 June 2019).

Nick Theobald in private collections

There are four collectors in possession of art by Nick Theobald at Artland. These collectors include K, ADL, and Bech Risvig Collection, who also has works by other artists including Huskmitnavn, Ruth Asawa, and Sarah Derat.

Historical Context of United States

The US, in particular 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 concept 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 dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures 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 significant art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished 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 Nick Theobald

Born in 1986, Nick Theobald grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Nick Theobald

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