Stephen Eichhorn

1984 · United States

Artist biography

Stephen Eichhorn is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Tm Davy, Paul Strayer, Paul Uyehara, Edward Dugmore, and Adam Cruces. Stephen Eichhorn was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Stephen Eichhorn is represented and exhibited by LVL3 located in Chicago, the United States. Stephen Eichhorn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago (03 May 2019 until 21 June 2019) with the exhibition Shall we go, you and I while we can. Stephen Eichhorn's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Dallas Art Fair 2019 (10 April 2019 - 13 April 2019) at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago and CEASELESS WHEEL (10 November 2018 - 19 January 2019) at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago. Stephen Eichhorn's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called TRUTH CLAIM and took place at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, the United States from the 14 July 2018 to 18 August 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a major country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most significant art centre globally. Leading art movements established and cultivated in important 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 a multitude of post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has cultivated a strong influence over the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political structures. Key examples of world renowned 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 Stephen Eichhorn

Stephen Eichhorn was born in 1984 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group 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. A number 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 well-known 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 divisive 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 entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

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Stephen Eichhorn

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