Lucy Skaer

1975 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Lucy Skaer is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Lucy Skaer was born in 1975. Born in the same country and around the same year are Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lucy Skaer's work is available on display in 3 galleries around the globe, such as in the Netherlands and the United States. Some of those galleries are GRIMM Frans Halsstraat in the Netherlands, as well as GRIMM | New York and Peter Freeman, Inc. in the United States. Lucy Skaer's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Day Divider at Meessen De Clercq in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 24 October 2019 until 29 November 2019. Lucy Skaer's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Marcelle Alix ouverte (29 October 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Marcelle Alix in Paris and Heavy Weather (17 May 2019 - 12 July 2019) at GRIMM Frans Halsstraat in Amsterdam. Lucy Skaer's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Heavy Weather and took place at GRIMM Frans Halsstraat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 17 May 2019 to 12 July 2019.

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 somewhat significant extent outshined by their respective impact 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 major and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, fundamentally characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists known for their association to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically remarkable 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 Lucy Skaer

Lucy Skaer was born in 1975 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Lucy Skaer

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