Douglas Eynon

1989 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Douglas Eynon is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other well-known artists such as Jonathan Trayte, Joe Fletcher, Lucy Jones, Alice Morey, and Catrin Llwyd Evans. Douglas Eynon was born in 1989.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Douglas Eynon's work is on display at rodolphe janssen in Brussels, Belgium. Douglas Eynon's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Groetjes uit Knokke - summer project at the Belgian seaside at rodolphe janssen in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 25 July 2019 until 24 August 2019. Douglas Eynon's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Permanent Guest Host (10 November 2018 - 20 December 2018) at rodolphe janssen in Brussels and birds, cigarettes, guitars, eyes and trees (09 November 2017 - 21 December 2017) at rodolphe janssen in Brussels.

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 authority 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 extent outshined by their respective impact on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical 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 guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically acclaimed British artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Douglas Eynon

Born in 1989, Douglas Eynon was primarily influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 creatives, 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 achieved considerable 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 a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Douglas Eynon

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