Laura Pannack

1985 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Laura Pannack is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other well-known artists such as Broonzy, Gabriella Boyd, Oskar Rink, Oliver Jones, and Philip Munoz. Laura Pannack was born in 1985.

About Laura Pannack's works

Laura Pannack is known for working in the fields of Conceptual and Figuration work. Emerging as an art movement in the 1960s, Conceptualism has attracted a significant amount of controversy and debate, often provoking intense reactions in its viewership. Conceptual art by essence implies that the idea behind the actual artwork is more important than the finished product itself. The research and strategies conducted by the artist represent the most important part of the work, conceptual art thus strives to be an art of the mind, instead of appealing to the senses. Although it refers to art from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s, the origins of Conceptualism can be traced back to 1917, with Marcel Duchamp and his controversial artwork Fontaine, which tried to erase the boundaries between art and reality. Conceptual art is not as straightforward as other movements, as it uses an interdisciplinary approach, and the productions can take the form of anything - from everyday objects to performances requiring audience participation.

Figurative art has been around since the earliest stages of visual arts, and encompasses any form of modern art which references the real-world or the human figure, in opposition to Abstraction. Figurative art includes a substantial amount of styles, thus remaining a truly pioneering and major category in which artists created critically acclaimed masterpieces, such as Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, or Paul Cézanne’s The Bathers.

Exhibitions

Laura Pannack most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff in Paris (13 May 2017 until 10 June 2017) with the exhibition Prix Hsbc Pour La Photographie. Laura Pannack's work has also been exhibited during the SHE exhibition at Elizabeth Houston Gallery in New York, the United States (09 October 2019 - 07 December 2019).

Laura Pannack currently has one work for sale on Artland.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued vast wealth from 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 significantly overshadowed by the influence of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late nineteenth century, Britain became a significant 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 in British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy British artists of the modern and contemporary period 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 Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack was born in 1985 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Laura Pannack

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