Julie Cockburn

1966 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Julie Cockburn is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Julie Cockburn was born in 1966. 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

Julie Cockburn's work is on display at Flowers | New York in the United States. Julie Cockburn's work has most recently been exhibited at Flowers | Kingsland Road in London (11 September 2019 until 01 November 2019) with the exhibition Telling it Slant. Julie Cockburn's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Hopstreet in Brussels (16 March 2019 - 03 May 2019) with the name MA and Hopstreet in Brussels (20 May 2017 - 08 July 2017) with the name WITHOUT CAMERA. Julie Cockburn's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called WITHOUT CAMERA and took place at Hopstreet in Brussels, Belgium from the 20 May 2017 to 08 July 2017.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the consequent ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the obvious cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a rather significant extent outshined by their respective influence on the art of the modern world. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and crucial agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, essentially distinctive of British modernism, it involved artists known for their association to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Julie Cockburn

Julie Cockburn was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant 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.

Julie Cockburn

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