1969 · United Kingdom
Chantal Joffe is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Chantal Joffe was born in 1969. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Lorna Simpson, Gary Hume, Edmund de Waal and Yinka Shonibare.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Chantal Joffe's work is on display in 5 galleries around the world, in countries such as Finland, Italy, and Sweden. Galleries include Galerie Forsblom in Finland, Edition Copenhagen in Denmark, and Monica De Cardenas | Milan in Italy. Chantal Joffe most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Skarstedt Gallery | East 79th Street in New York (08 January 2020 until 14 February 2020) with the exhibition In Her Hands.
Chantal Joffe in private collections
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Britain has been an essential hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated tremendous wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary era, Britain had been significantly eclipsed by the influence 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 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. Important artistic movements in British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy 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 Chantal Joffe
Chantal Joffe was born in 1969 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.