Nick Hornby

1980 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Nick Hornby is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Nick Hornby was born in 1980. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nick Hornby's work is on display at CHOI&LAGER Gallery in Cologne, Germany. Nick Hornby's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleria Riccardo Crespi in Milan (21 September 2018 until 10 November 2018) with the exhibition Painting Now 2.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained vast wealth through 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 reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the nineteenth century, Britain became a significant focal point 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, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Nick Hornby

Born in 1980, Nick Hornby grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Nick Hornby

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