Florence Hutchings

United Kingdom

Artist biography

Florence Hutchings is a modern artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other famous artists such as Emma Bennett, Nptada, Emilie Pugh, Zoë Paul, and Mick Finch.

About Florence Hutchings' works

Florence Hutchings is a key figure within the fields of Abstraction, Conceptual and Figuration. Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead, with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes tries to achieve its effect. The term can be applied to art that is primarily based on an object, or figure, where the main features have been simplified. Abstraction has been highly significant in modern art since the 1900s, with its origins grounded in Impressionism. One of the first, most influential movements related to abstraction is Cubism, with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who through their work laid the foundations for a significant number of branches of abstract art.

Conceptual art is arguably not as clear and easily defined as other art movements, and can often spark intense reactions in the viewers. By nature, Conceptualism puts an emphasis on the strategies and research that go into the creation, making the concept of an artwork its most significant feature, rather than the actual finished product. Although the movement emerged in the mid 1960s, simultaneously across Europe and America, its father Marcel Duchamp had paved the way back in 1917, with his controversial artwork Fontaine. Conceptual art denies the traditional mediums, and strives to place the artwork in the realm of ideas - rather than that of material constructions. Some of the most critically acclaimed figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono.

Figurative art can merely be understood as art that involves strong references to the real world, or to the human figure. Often thought of as the polar opposite of Abstraction, figurative art can nonetheless remain incredibly stimulating and ground-breaking, since it involves a significant number of possibilities to depict the chosen object or figure. The variety of style in figurative art is immense, and spans across Paul Cézanne’s bathers to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s neo-expressionist paintings.

Exhibitions

Florence Hutchings' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition A kindred spirit at Beers London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 28 February 2020 until 27 March 2020. Florence Hutchings' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Guts Gallery Opening Exhibition (15 May 2019 - 18 May 2019) at Guts Gallery in London and Delphian X Guts (28 November 2019 - 04 December 2019) at Guts Gallery in London. Florence Hutchings' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called WORKS ON PAPER and took place at Beers London in the United Kingdom from the 24 November 2018 to 12 January 2019.

Florence Hutchings currently has one work for sale on Artland.

Florence Hutchings in private collections

There are three collectors in possession of artworks by Florence Hutchings at Artland. These collectors include Vetiver Books - Edward , Guilherme Godinho, and Jan Chovanec, who also has works by other artists including Jesús Herrera Martínez, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Douglas Mandry.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been an essential hub for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern period, Britain had been to a great extent eclipsed 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 an important centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some significant 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.

Florence Hutchings

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 7
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