1986 · United Kingdom
Neil Raitt is a young contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other well-known artists such as Wolfe Von Lenkiewicz, Ruby Dickson, Maria Calandra, Beatrice Gibson, and Jonathan Yeo. Neil Raitt was born in 1986.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Neil Raitt is represented by two galleries, Valentin and Anat Ebgi in Los Angeles, France and the United States respectively. Neil Raitt most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at PM/AM in London (26 September 2018 until 06 October 2018) with the exhibition 01. Neil Raitt's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Mythologies of a Sublime, which took place at Galeria Pedro Cera in Lisbon, Portugal (13 September 2018 - 31 October 2018).
Neil Raitt in private collections
On Artland Neil Raitt's works can be found in the following collection: LESLIE COLLECTION which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Farhad Farzali, Michele Gabriele, and Hur Kyung-Ae.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
The UK has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated considerable wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern period, Britain had been significantly eclipsed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became a significant hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, associations 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 associated with 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 Neil Raitt
Neil Raitt was born in 1986 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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 famous member of the group 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 garnered a controversial public 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.