Vernon Price

1975 · United States

Artist biography

Vernon Price is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other famous artists such as Jim Sullivan, Nathan Oliveira, Binh Danh, Justin Lieberman, and Carly Steward. Vernon Price was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Vernon Price's work is available for viewing at Mathew | Berlin in Germany. Vernon Price's work has most recently been exhibited at Simon Lee | New York in the United States (26 June 2019 until 15 August 2019) with the exhibition Studio Photography: 1887–2019, 2019. Vernon Price's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Vernon Price : Repetition Standard, which took place at Mathew | Berlin in Germany (04 May 2017 - 04 June 2017).

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a central 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 cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the modern 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 Vernon Price

Born in 1975, Vernon Price's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Vernon Price

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