Richard T. Walker

1977 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Richard T. Walker is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Richard T. Walker was born in 1977. Born in the same country and around the same year are Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard T. Walker is represented and exhibited by àngels barcelona in Spain. Richard T. Walker most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at àngels barcelona in Spain (26 February 2020 until 01 March 2020) with the exhibition ARCO Madrid. Richard T. Walker's work has also been exhibited during the Solo Exhibition exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, the United States (15 May 2019 - 05 July 2019).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained tremendous wealth through colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary era, Britain had been to a great extent 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 hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later become 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 associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some significant 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 Richard T. Walker

Richard T. Walker was born in 1977 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Richard T. Walker

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