1980 · United States
Valerie Snobeck is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the the United States, like other renowned artists such as Cheri Mittermaier, Michael Queenland, Alec Monopoly, Joe Rosenthal, and Shay Davis. Valerie Snobeck was born in 1980.
Valerie Snobeck's work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries like France and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Catherine Bastide in France, as well as Essex Street and Simon Lee | New York in the United States.
Valerie Snobeck in private collections
On Artland Valerie Snobeck's art can be found in the following collection: Charles Riva Collection which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Liam Fallon, Sarah Derat, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.
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 period, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, formerly considered as the most significant art hub internationally. 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 cultivated a strong influence over the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political institutions. 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 Valerie Snobeck
Born in 1980, Valerie Snobeck was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.