Brendan Stuart Burns

1963 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Brendan Stuart Burns is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Brendan Stuart Burns was born in 1963. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst and Ian Davenport.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Brendan Stuart Burns' work is available for viewing at Rosenberg & Co. located in New York, the United States. Brendan Stuart Burns most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rosenberg & Co. in New York with the exhibition Recent Paintings. The exhibition was open from 24 September 2019 until 12 February 2020.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated considerable wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the contemporary era, Britain had been significantly eclipsed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late nineteenth 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, guilds and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements in British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy 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 Brendan Stuart Burns

Brendan Stuart Burns was born in 1963 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Brendan Stuart Burns

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