Puppies Puppies

1989 · United States

Artist biography

Puppies Puppies is considered to be an emerging artist, who was born in the the United States, like other celebrated artists such as Bobbi Woods, Gerda-Maria Ahlm, Joe Fig, Anthony Hernandez, and Allyson Packer. Puppies Puppies was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Puppies Puppies' work is available for viewing at Komplot in Brussels, Belgium. Puppies Puppies' work has most recently been exhibited at galeriepcp in Paris (12 October 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition cafe spit. Puppies Puppies' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Marching To The Beat (14 July 2017 - 26 August 2017) at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman) (14 September 2018 - 03 November 2018) at Galerie Barbara Weiss in Berlin.

Puppies Puppies in private collections

It is the collector Michael Pybus, who is in possession of work by Puppies Puppies at Artland. Michael Pybus also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Choi Jun Kun, and Sissi Farassat.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially New York city, remains as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly influential art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming 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 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 significant art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a myriad 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 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 Puppies Puppies

Puppies Puppies was born in 1989 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. 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 artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as 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 considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on less established artists.

Puppies Puppies

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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