Liam Gillick

1964 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Liam Gillick is seen as an established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Liam Gillick was born in 1964. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst and Ian Davenport.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Liam Gillick's work, including galleries in countries such as Belgium, Austria, and France. Galleries include Maureen Paley in London, Galerie Meyer Kainer in Vienna, and Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Brussels. Liam Gillick's work has most recently been exhibited at Maureen Paley in London (28 September 2019 until 16 November 2019) with the exhibition The Night of Red and Gold. Liam Gillick's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Air de Paris in France (19 October 2019 - 20 December 2019) with the name More and Casey Kaplan in the United States (03 March 2020 - 18 April 2020) with the name Redaction. Liam Gillick's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called NOCH SCHÖNER WOHNEN and took place at Galerie Jurgen Becker in Hamburg, Germany from the 06 September 2017 to 24 November 2017.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been a crucial centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated considerable wealth through colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the modern period, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the importance 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 centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major 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. Ground-breaking artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some significant 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 Liam Gillick

Born in 1964, Liam Gillick was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Liam Gillick

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