Dickon Drury

1986 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Dickon Drury is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born in the the United Kingdom, like other famous artists such as Don Brown, J. M. W. Turner, Anna Fafaliou, Daniel Davidsson, and Jon Shelton. Dickon Drury was born in 1986.


Dickon Drury most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Koppe Astner in Glasgow with the exhibition Touchstone. The exhibition was open from 11 July 2019 until 16 August 2019. Dickon Drury's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Dickon Drury (22 June 2017 - 31 July 2017) at Frutta in Rome and To Be The Key (21 November 2019 - 11 January 2020) at Galleri Opdahl in Stavanger.

Dickon Drury in private collections

It is the collector Andy Wicks, who is in possession of work by Dickon Drury at Artland. Andy Wicks also has works by other artists including Liam Fallon, Won Sou-Yeol, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

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 supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant degree outshined by their respective influence on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and crucial 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, fundamentally characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their association to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant 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 Dickon Drury

Born in 1986, Dickon Drury was primarily inspired 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 artists, 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 successful 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 work became famous 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 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 an emergent 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 formed an influential group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Dickon Drury

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