Ashley Bickerton was born in Barbados, US, 1959. He is an exponent to the Neo-Geo art movement in the United States and since 2013 had relocated to Bali. David Zwirner anointed him as the most successful American artist after Andy Warhol, subsequent to his solo exhibition which was held in David Zwirner, New York. Since moving to Indonesia, he adopted the tropical exoticism impression that connects to his memories of his birth land, Hawaii. The prominent style in his paintings is figurative ‘still life’ with hyper-realistic technique parodying the Western life fantasy in Bali Island. His works employ bright colors, sexuality, and exoticism; imageries reflecting himself, his family, and friends.
This work is a new series to the ‘Blue Man’ painting. A painting depicting a blue skinned man in a tropical island. This work is his claim towards the contemporary art. Contemporary art often rumbles in asking what are you painting and whether or not it is a painting.
Bickerton received his BFA from the California Art Institute in 1982 and he continued his studies in an independent study program at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He had exhibited around the world. His works are parts of international public or private collections.