Alice Browne

1986 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Alice Browne is a young contemporary artist, who was born in the United Kingdom - other established artists such as Vitalie Nastas, Peter Lanyon, Eyesaw, Rachel Ann Stevenson, and Richard Slee were also born inthe United Kingdom. Alice Browne was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alice Browne's work is on display in two galleries, which are Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence, Italy and Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Alice Browne is exhibited at the exhibition, Picture Palace at Transition Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 05 April 2020. Alice Browne's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Andor Gallery in London (19 February 2020 - 23 May 2020) with the name Support and Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam (20 November 2019 - 24 January 2020) with the name camouflage. Alice Browne's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called YUMMY YUMMY and took place at Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 20 January 2019 to 09 March 2019.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued considerable wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the modern era, Britain had been largely overshadowed by the influence of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 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 paving the way for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some significant British artists of the modern and contemporary period 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.

Further Biographical Context for Alice Browne

Born in 1986, Alice Browne was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on less established artists.

Alice Browne

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