Daniel Crews-Chubb

1984 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Daniel Crews-Chubb is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the the United Kingdom, like other renowned artists such as William Hunt, Ryan L. Moule, John Virtue, Soft Baroque, and Becky Beasley. Daniel Crews-Chubb was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Daniel Crews-Chubb is represented by Vigo Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. Daniel Crews-Chubb's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 01 at PM/AM in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 26 September 2018 until 06 October 2018. Daniel Crews-Chubb's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Cave Continuum, which took place at Timothy Taylor | New York in the United States (07 February 2020 - 14 March 2020).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been an important hub 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 influences of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary period, Britain had been significantly 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 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 that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of 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 Daniel Crews-Chubb

Daniel Crews-Chubb was born in 1984 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. 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 group 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 members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted 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 achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Daniel Crews-Chubb

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