Richard Wilson

1953 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Richard Wilson is an established artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Richard Wilson was born in 1953. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor and John Akomfrah.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard Wilson is represented and exhibited by Galleria Fumagalli in Milan, Italy. Richard Wilson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Annely Juda Fine Art in London (18 September 2019 until 01 November 2019) with the exhibition Utopia/Dystopia Revisited curated by Yuko Shiraishi.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been a crucial centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained vast wealth through colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been largely overshadowed 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 an important centre 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. Major artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists related to 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 Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson was born in 1953 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic hub of the era. Street art started to emerge as a true and recognized form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days showed that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Richard Wilson

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