Rebecca Warren

1965 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Rebecca Warren is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Rebecca Warren was born in 1965. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst and Ian Davenport.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Rebecca Warren is represented by two galleries, Skarstedt Gallery | London and Maureen Paley in the United Kingdom. Rebecca Warren's work has most recently been exhibited at Skarstedt Gallery | 19 E 64th Street in New York (08 January 2020 until 12 February 2020) with the exhibition Gropu exhibition.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it gained tremendous 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 eclipsed by the status 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 hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, groups 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 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 Rebecca Warren

Born in 1965, Rebecca Warren was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s 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 1980s 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 global 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Rebecca Warren

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