1987 · United Kingdom
Robel Temesgen is an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other renowned artists such as Graham Fink, Claude Flight, Anthony Frost, Bobby T Saunders, and Jadé Fadojutimi. Robel Temesgen was born in 1987.
Robel Temesgen's Gallery representation
Robel Temesgen's work is available for viewing at Tiwani Contemporary in London, the United Kingdom.
Historical Context of United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has been a crucial centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued tremendous wealth from 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 largely eclipsed by the importance of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 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, 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 in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists related to 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 Robel Temesgen
Born in 1987, Robel Temesgen was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.
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