Coco Crampton

1983 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Coco Crampton is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the the United Kingdom, like other prominent artists such as Peter Nadin, Amanda Spawforth, John Coplans, Anthony Fry, and Edward Bawden. Coco Crampton was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Coco Crampton is represented by Belmacz Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. Coco Crampton's work has most recently been exhibited at Belmacz Gallery in London (02 April 2019 until 09 May 2019) with the exhibition ESTRAGON. Coco Crampton's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; B (10 September 2019 - 29 September 2019) at Belmacz Gallery in London and Alpenglühen - 100 years of Ettore Sottsass Jr. (15 November 2017 - 10 February 2018) at Belmacz Gallery in London.

Coco Crampton in private collections

On Artland Coco Crampton's works can be found in the following collection: Marcelle Joseph which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Isabel Alonso Vega, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Philipp Keel.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural authority of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a somewhat significant degree eclipsed by their respective impact on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through major and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, essentially distinctive of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically acclaimed British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Coco Crampton

Coco Crampton was born in 1983 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. 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 creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous 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 work 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 core idea. It was a term created 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 such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Coco Crampton

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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