Joanna Jones is a modern visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom, like other prominent artists such as Jonathan Trayte, Andy Robertson, Steven Cox, Sigrid Holmwood, and Clare Price.
Joanna Jones' exhibition
Joanna Jones most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Gilla Lörcher in Berlin with the exhibition Beauty treads a razor edge. The exhibition was open from 25 April 2019 until 27 June 2019.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Britain has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated 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 contemporary era, Britain had been significantly eclipsed by the status 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 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, guilds 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 that characterize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some notable 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.