Tomashi Jackson

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Tomashi Jackson is an established mid-career artist, who was born in the the United States, like other well-known artists such as Donna Ruff, Chloe Sells, Halley Zien, William Swanson, and Dorothea Lange. Tomashi Jackson was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tomashi Jackson's work is available for viewing at Tilton Gallery located in New York, the United States. Tomashi Jackson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Night Gallery in Los Angeles (10 January 2020 until 07 February 2020) with the exhibition Forever My Lady. Tomashi Jackson's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Matthew Marks Gallery | 1062 N Orange Grove in Los Angeles (12 July 2019 - 23 August 2019) with the name Rosebud and Klowden Mann in Los Angeles (13 July 2018 - 25 August 2018) with the name Surface of a Sphere. Tomashi Jackson's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Cosmic Traffic Jam and took place at Zevitas Marcus in Los Angeles, the United States from the 07 July 2018 to 01 September 2018.

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 importance of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most powerful art centre globally. Major art movements established and cultivated in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many types. In the modern and contemporary sphere, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence upon the global visual culture, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. 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 Tomashi Jackson

Born in 1980, Tomashi Jackson was primarily inspired by the 1990s. 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, united 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 controversial public 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. 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Tomashi Jackson

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