Alex Gardner

1821 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Alex Gardner is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other renowned artists such as Paula Morison, Fleur Melbourn, Willie Doherty, Anna Susanna Woof, and Steven Charles. Alex Gardner was born in 1821.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alex Gardner is represented by New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Alex Gardner's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Amnesia at Carl Kostyal | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 29 September 2019 until 30 October 2019. Alex Gardner's work has also been exhibited during the They Gaze exhibition at James Fuentes in New York, the United States (06 June 2019 - 17 July 2019).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated tremendous wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the modern period, Britain had been largely eclipsed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the 19th century, Britain became a significant centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some significant British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Alex Gardner

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