1974 · United Kingdom
Dean Hughes is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Dean Hughes was born in 1974. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.
Dean Hughes' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Solo Exhibition at Laure Genillard in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 28 June 2019 until 20 September 2019. Dean Hughes' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is DIALOGUES WITH A COLLECTION, which took place at Laure Genillard in London, the United Kingdom (30 June 2018 - 15 September 2018).
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Britain has been an important hub for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the modern period, Britain had been largely overshadowed by the status 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 centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some notable 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 Dean Hughes
Born in 1974, Dean Hughes grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.