Cecile B Evans

1983 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Cecile B Evans is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other celebrated artists such as David Dawson, Gina Soden, Jemma Lock, Benjamin Harris , and Alice Morey. Cecile B Evans was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cecile B Evans' work is available on display in Galleri Opdahl in Stavanger, Norway and Klosterfelde Edition in Berlin, Germany. Cecile B Evans' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Lived in at Galleri Opdahl in Stavanger, Norway. The exhibition was open from 08 December 2017 until 14 January 2018.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the modern period, Britain had been to a great extent 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 an important 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, associations 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 in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists part of 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 Cecile B Evans

Cecile B Evans was born in 1983, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known 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 gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this outline.

Cecile B Evans

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