James Nares

1953 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

James Nares is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. James Nares was born in 1953. Artists Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor and John Akomfrah are of the same generation and same country as James Nares.

Galleries and Exhibitions

James Nares' work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as Spain and the United States. Galleries include Galería Leyendecker in Islas Canarias, Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, as well as Kasmin Gallery | 293 Tenth Avenue in New York. James Nares most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Paul Kasmin Gallery | 27th Street in New York (22 May 2019 until 28 June 2019) with the exhibition Monuments.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been a crucial centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued considerable wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became a significant 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, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy 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.

Further Biographical Context for James Nares

James Nares was born in 1953 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. All over, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical ideologies it occasioned strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

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