Joanne Tatham

1971 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Joanne Tatham is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Joanne Tatham was born in 1971. Artists Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris are of the same generation and same country as Joanne Tatham.

Joanne Tatham's Gallery representation

Joanne Tatham's work is available for viewing at Galerie Francesca Pia located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained tremendous wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the contemporary era, Britain had been largely overshadowed by the importance of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 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 setting the tone for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists part of 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.

Further Biographical Context for Joanne Tatham

Born in 1971, Joanne Tatham was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Joanne Tatham

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