Mark Wallinger

1959 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Mark Wallinger is an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Mark Wallinger was born in 1959. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor and John Akomfrah.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mark Wallinger is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row and Charlie Smith London in the United Kingdom, and carlier I gebauer I Madrid in Spain. Mark Wallinger most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Guts Gallery in London with the exhibition Guts Gallery Opening Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 15 May 2019 until 18 May 2019. Mark Wallinger's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Large Glass in London (07 February 2019 - 04 April 2019) with the name In the Labyrinth and Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna (29 April 2019 - 14 June 2019) with the name UPSIDE DOWN INSIDE OUT BACK TO FRONT. Mark Wallinger's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Study for Self Reflection and took place at Hauser & Wirth | West 22nd Street in New York, the United States from the 13 September 2018 to 27 October 2018.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued considerable wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary period, Britain had been largely eclipsed 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 an important focal point in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, guilds 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 part of 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 Mark Wallinger

Mark Wallinger was born in 1959 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Mark Wallinger

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