Garth Evans

1934 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Garth Evans is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the United Kingdom. Garth Evans was born in 1934. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Lucien Freud, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews and Bridget Rilet.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Garth Evans' work is available on viewing in Galeria Tiro al Blanco in Guadalajara, Mexico and Johannes Vogt Gallery in New York, the United States. Garth Evans most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Johannes Vogt Gallery in New York with the exhibition Solo Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 06 November 2019 until 13 December 2019.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued vast wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern period, Britain had been largely overshadowed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the nineteenth century, Britain became an important hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists part of 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 Garth Evans

Garth Evans was born in 1934, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Garth Evans

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