Darren Almond

1971 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Darren Almond is an established mid-career artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Darren Almond was born in 1971. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Darren Almond's work is available on display in 14 galleries around the globe, such as in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Israel. Some of those galleries are White Cube | Bermondsey in the United Kingdom, as well as Galleri Bo Bjerggaard and Edition Copenhagen in Denmark. Darren Almond most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Xippas | Paris in France with the exhibition ECHOING TREES. The exhibition was open from 15 March 2019 until 24 May 2019. Darren Almond's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; 20 Years (23 October 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv and In Temple Grounds (15 December 2019 - 03 January 2020) at Alfonso Artiaco in Naples. Darren Almond's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called ECHOING TREES and took place at Galerie Xippas | Paris in France from the 15 March 2019 to 24 May 2019.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued considerable wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, 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 a significant focal point 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 epitomize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy 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.

Further Biographical Context for Darren Almond

Darren Almond was born in 1971 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Darren Almond

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