1973 · United Kingdom
Peter Liversidge is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Peter Liversidge was born in 1973. Also born in the United Kingdom around 1973 and of the same generation are Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Peter Liversidge's work is on display in two galleries, which are Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom and Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, the United States. Peter Liversidge's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Fifteen at Kate MacGarry in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 10 November 2017 until 16 December 2017. Peter Liversidge's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh (26 July 2018 - 20 October 2018) with the name JACOB'S LADDER and Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh (12 May 2018 - 20 October 2018) with the name TWENTY.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
The UK has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated tremendous wealth through colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the contemporary era, Britain had been significantly eclipsed 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 major 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. Ground-breaking artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some notable 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 Peter Liversidge
Born in 1973, Peter Liversidge's creative work was predominantly influenced 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 group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside 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 artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a notable influence on younger artists.