Samuel Levi Jones

1978 · United States

Artist biography

Samuel Levi Jones is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Nate Lewis, Roy Newell, Audrey Barcio, Robert Barnes, and Emil Robinson. Samuel Levi Jones was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Samuel Levi Jones' work is available on display in multiple galleries listed on Artland. Some of those galleries are Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles , Galerie Lelong | New York, and Patron in the United States. Samuel Levi Jones most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Lelong | Paris, Téhéran in France (17 May 2019 until 12 July 2019) with the exhibition Let Us Grow. Samuel Levi Jones' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; No More Tokens (28 June 2019 - 23 August 2019) at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles in the United States and “One Blood” (27 May 2017 - 01 July 2017) at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles in the United States. Samuel Levi Jones' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called “One Blood” and took place at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles in the United States from the 27 May 2017 to 01 July 2017.

Samuel Levi Jones in private collections

It is the collector Mono, who is in possession of artwork by Samuel Levi Jones at Artland. Mono also has works by other artists including Sarah Derat, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Farhad Farzali.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the development of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war period, when the cultural status of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art hub internationally. Major art movements developed and cultivated in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a strong influence upon the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Levi Jones

Samuel Levi Jones was born in 1978 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. 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 creatives, 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 known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved 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 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 like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Samuel Levi Jones

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