Blaise Drummond

1967 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Blaise Drummond is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Blaise Drummond was born in 1967. Born in the same country and around the same year are Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst and Ian Davenport.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Blaise Drummond's work is on display in two galleries, which are Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris, France and CONRADS in Düsseldorf, Germany. Blaise Drummond most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris with the exhibition A History of Hope . The exhibition was open from 30 November 2018 until 26 January 2019.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been a crucial centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth through 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 largely overshadowed by the importance 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 hub 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. Ground-breaking artistic movements that epitomize 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.

Further Biographical Context for Blaise Drummond

Blaise Drummond was born in 1967 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent 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 culture. The 1980s were a key 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 well-known 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Blaise Drummond

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