Jonathan Callan.

1961 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Jonathan Callan. is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Jonathan Callan. was born in 1961. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Chris Ofili, Sam Taylor-Johnson (Taylor-Wood), Chantal Joffe, Tacita Dean and David Shrigley.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jonathan Callan. is represented by two galleries, which are Josée Bienvenu Gallery in New York, the United States and Galerie Martin Kudlek in Cologne, Germany. Jonathan Callan.'s work has most recently been exhibited at Hopstreet in Brussels (04 September 2019 until 25 November 2019) with the exhibition LODE. Jonathan Callan.'s only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Judging the Cover, which took place at Galerie Martin Kudlek in Cologne, Germany (05 September 2019 - 18 October 2019).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an essential hub for artistic production for centuries. While it gained vast wealth through colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the modern period, 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 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, guilds 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 in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of 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 Jonathan Callan.

Jonathan Callan. was born in 1961 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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.

Jonathan Callan.