Francis Upritchard

1976 · New Zealand

Artist biography

Francis Upritchard is an established mid-career artist, who originates from New Zealand, like other prominent artists such as Ans Westra, John Reynolds, Nikau Hindin, Sarah Jane Moon, and Euan Macleod. Francis Upritchard was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Francis Upritchard's work is on display at Anton Kern Gallery located in New York, the United States. Francis Upritchard's work has most recently been exhibited at Kate MacGarry in London (12 January 2019 until 09 February 2019) with the exhibition CONDO with Edouard Malingue Gallery. Francis Upritchard's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Kate MacGarry in London (10 November 2017 - 16 December 2017) with the name Fifteen and Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco (14 July 2017 - 26 August 2017) with the name Marching To The Beat.

Francis Upritchard in private collections

Francis Upritchard's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Larry Velez. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Sarah Derat, Tora Aghabayova, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Further Biographical Context for Francis Upritchard

Born in 1976, Francis Upritchard grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Francis Upritchard

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 7

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