Valerie Jaudon

1945 · United States

Artist biography

Valerie Jaudon is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from the United States. Valerie Jaudon was born in 1945. Also born in the United States around 1945 and of the same generation are Chuck Close, Robert Mappelthorpe, Bruce Nauman, Laurie Andersen and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Valerie Jaudon's work. These are Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States and DC Moore Gallery in New York, the United States. Valerie Jaudon's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Selected Works from the Collection of Holly Solomon 1968-1981, curated by Thomas Solomon at Marlborough Contemporary | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 28 May 2019 until 28 June 2019. Valerie Jaudon's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles (24 May 2019 - 19 June 2019) with the name Von Lintel Gallery | Los Angeles Von Lintel Gallery | Artists Von Lintel Gallery | Publications Von Lintel Gallery | Exhibitions Von Lintel Gallery | About Von Lintel Gallery | Art Fairs Von Lintel Gallery | Contact Von Lintel Gallery | Press Von Lintel Gallery | Salon Von Lintel Gallery Los Angeles exhibitions Does not Reproduce and DC Moore Gallery in New York (12 June 2019 - 08 August 2019) with the name The Unusual Suspects: A View of Abstraction.

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 prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly thought of as the most important art centre worldwide. Major art movements established and fostered in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in diverse forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern repetitions of these many types. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a powerful influence upon the visual culture of the World, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important 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 Valerie Jaudon

Born in 1945, Valerie Jaudon's creative work was largely influenced by the 1960s. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging at a similar time. On one hand, Pop advocated the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. The work of art by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the rapidly developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their main visual cues. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the initial developments of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key constituents of both painting and sculpture. The key figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further explored some of the expressive ideas of Abstract Expressionism, but stripped away much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that associated this practice with Minimalism. Around the world a number of artistic movements echoed the creative concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Valerie Jaudon

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