1971 · United States
Virginia Overton is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the United States, like other well-known artists such as Curtis Wallen, Milton Glaser, Sam Chermayeff, Ron Gorchov, and Guy Diehl. Virginia Overton was born in 1971.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Virginia Overton is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are White Cube | Bermondsey and Inigo Philbrick in London, the United Kingdom. Virginia Overton most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Office Baroque | Bloemenhofplein 5 in Brussels (06 September 2018 until 20 October 2018) with the exhibition ABOVE THE TREELINE. Virginia Overton's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Giò Marconi in Milan (03 May 2019 - 16 July 2019) with the name I campi magnetici and Galerie Francesca Pia in Zurich (13 December 2019 - 13 February 2020) with the name Fresh Hot Pizza. Virginia Overton's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called ABOVE THE TREELINE and took place at Office Baroque | Bloemenhofplein 5 in Brussels, Belgium from the 06 September 2018 to 20 October 2018.
Historical Context of United States
The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea 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 supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period 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 Virginia Overton
Born in 1971, Virginia Overton was largely 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 fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, 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. significant 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, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.