Penelope Davis

1963 · Australia

Artist biography

Penelope Davis is seen as an established artist, who was born in Australia, like other celebrated artists such as Danielle Freakley, Todd Johnson, Julie Dowling, The Estate Of Clement Meadmore, and Roberta Rich. Penelope Davis was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Penelope Davis is represented by MARS Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Penelope Davis' work has most recently been exhibited at MARS Gallery in Melbourne (11 December 2019 until 19 December 2019) with the exhibition MARS 15th Birthday.

Further Biographical Context for Penelope Davis

Born in 1963, Penelope Davis grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Penelope Davis

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