Peter Power

1936 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Peter Power is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in the United Kingdom. Peter Power was born in 1936. Artists Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield, Norman Ackroyd, Gillian Ayres and David Hockney are of the same generation and same country as Peter Power.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Peter Power's work is on display at devening projects + editions in Chicago, the United States. Peter Power most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at devening projects + editions in Chicago (07 January 2018 until 10 February 2018) with the exhibition Later in the Afternoon.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the consequent ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the wealth and economic power did not shelter it from the apparent cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a somewhat significant degree outshined by their respective influence on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through major and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become fundamental to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a noteworthy movement, essentially characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their affiliation to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically acclaimed British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Power

Peter Power was born in 1936, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Peter Power

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