Oliver Jones

1985 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Oliver Jones is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other celebrated artists such as Gwen John, Gary Colclough, Graham Sutherland, Oliver Potter, and Sam Shmith. Oliver Jones was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Oliver Jones' work is available for viewing at Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. Oliver Jones' work has most recently been exhibited at Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London (21 January 2020 until 25 January 2020) with the exhibition London Art Fair 2020. Oliver Jones' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London (02 December 2019 - 07 December 2019) with the name Art Miami 2019 and Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London (23 June 2019 - 29 June 2019) with the name SUMMER EXHIBITION 2019.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued considerable wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been significantly overshadowed 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 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. Major artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists part of 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 Oliver Jones

Oliver Jones was born in 1985 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a core idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Oliver Jones