Colin Ardley

United Kingdom

Artist biography

Colin Ardley is a visual artist, who was born in the the United Kingdom, like other famous artists such as Peter Lanyon, Neal Jones, Ariane Schick, David Barnett, and The Connor Brothers.


Colin Ardley most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Semjon Contemporary in Berlin with the exhibition collAge. The exhibition was open from 07 February 2020 until 13 March 2020. Colin Ardley 's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Semjon Contemporary in Berlin (23 May 2019 - 25 May 2019) with the name 48 hrs and Semjon Contemporary in Berlin (09 February 2019 - 15 April 2019) with the name SPATIAL STRATEGIES.

Colin Ardley has two works for sale currently available on Artland.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued vast wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been largely overshadowed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became an important 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, guilds and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some significant 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.

Colin Ardley

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