1991 · United Kingdom
Antonia Showering is seen as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other celebrated artists such as Vitalie Nastas, Jadé Fadojutimi, Lucy Reynolds, Stefana Mcclure, and Catsgotmystuff. Antonia Showering was born in 1991.
Antonia Showering's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition WORKS ON PAPER at Beers London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 24 November 2018 until 12 January 2019. Antonia Showering's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; New "Bad" Painting (25 May 2018 - 07 July 2018) at V1 in Copenhagen and In The Company Of (05 October 2018 - 17 November 2018) at TJ Boulting in London.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Britain has been an important hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued tremendous wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the modern era, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the nineteenth century, Britain became an important hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement setting the tone 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. Major artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some notable 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.