Emma Hart

1974 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Emma Hart is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Emma Hart was born in 1974. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Emma Hart's work is available for viewing at The Sunday Painter in London, the United Kingdom. Emma Hart's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition BANGER at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 27 October 2018 until 03 February 2019.

Emma Hart in private collections

Emma Hart's works can be seen in Victor Benady collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Qafar Rzayev, Ruth Asawa, and Sarah Derat.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it gained tremendous 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 era, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the influence 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 a significant centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements in British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some notable 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 Emma Hart

Emma Hart was born in 1974 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Emma Hart

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