Samuel Jablon

1986 · United States

Artist biography

Samuel Jablon is a young emerging artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other established artists such as Anastasia Kimmett, Lydia Panas, Y.Z. Kami, Deirdre O'Connell, and Dear Human. Samuel Jablon was born in 1986. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Elisa Kreisinger, A.P. Hoshivar, Nik Geene, Victoria Colmegna, and Masha Hafner.

About Samuel Jablon's work

Samuel Jablon's work is often described as Expressionism. Flourishing between 1905 and 1920, Expressionism denotes a movement that influenced literature, architecture, performances and art. Expressionist artists essentially strived to depict the world as it felt, rather than how it looked, thus allowing art to be renewed with an emotional truthfulness and expressive strength. Predominantly growing in Germany and Austria, Expressionists formed groups where they would share studios as well as exhibit or publish their works together - such groups include Die Brücke in Dresden, as well as Der Blaue Reiter in Munich. Although Expressionism can be considered a rather vast term that includes a multitude of tendencies, the artworks themselves are often characterized by spontaneous gestural marks and distorted depictions, that would strive to express the artist’s inner turmoil. Some highly acclaimed paintings representative of Expressionism include Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Wassily Kandinsky’s Der Blaue Reiter, and Egon Schiele’s Sitting Woman with Legs Drawn Up.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Samuel Jablon's work is available on viewing in Ballon Rouge Collective in Brussels, Belgium and Freight + Volume in New York, the United States. Samuel Jablon's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Freight + Volume in New York with the exhibition Pungent Dystopia (19 March 2020 - 19 April 2020).

Currently, Samuel Jablon has a total of three artworks for sale at Artland.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously considered as the most significant art hub worldwide. Leading art movements established and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has exercised a strong influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Samuel Jablon's

Born in 1986, Samuel Jablon was predominantly influenced by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 successful 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 achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a core 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 agenda.

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