Slater Bradley

1975 · United States

Artist biography

Slater Bradley is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Rancourt / Yatsuk, William I. Goldman, Julia Hechtman, Lucky Pierre, and Dorothee Brand. Slater Bradley was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Slater Bradley's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Slater Bradley's work include Galeria Filomena Soares in Portugal, Galería Helga De Alvear in Spain, and Blum & Poe | New York in the United States. Slater Bradley's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition All my happiness is gone at Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 12 September 2019 until 18 October 2019. Slater Bradley's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Summer in the City 2019, which took place at Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark (15 August 2019 - 06 September 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art hub 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 institutions of the United States in the modern sphere 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 variants 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 Slater Bradley

Slater Bradley was born in 1975 and was largely inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Slater Bradley

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