Whitney Hubbs

1977 · United States

Artist biography

Whitney Hubbs is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other well-known artists such as Eric Dever, Leslie Adler, Luke Moore, Roy Schatt, and Dove Bradshaw. Whitney Hubbs was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Whitney Hubbs' work is on display at M+B located in Los Angeles, the United States. Whitney Hubbs' work has most recently been exhibited at Rubber Factory in New York (01 August 2017 until 01 September 2017) with the exhibition WOMEN IN COLOUR. Whitney Hubbs' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Casemore Kirkeby in San Francisco (12 April 2019 - 25 May 2019) with the name Handless Operative and Casemore Kirkeby in San Francisco (27 January 2018 - 03 March 2018) with the name Stutter Shutter.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, especially 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 powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance 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 prevailing 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 US. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed 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 Whitney Hubbs

Born in 1977, Whitney Hubbs' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

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