Robert Fry

1980 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Robert Fry is a mid-career established artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Robert Fry was born in 1980. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Robert Fry is represented by Galerie Kornfeld located in Berlin, Germany. Robert Fry most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Beers London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition LOST MEN. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 11 October 2019. Robert Fry's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; 75 Works on Paper  (17 November 2017 - 23 December 2017) at Beers London in the United Kingdom and BERLIN CALLING. WORKS AND PAPER (02 August 2018 - 08 September 2018) at Galerie Kornfeld in Germany. Robert Fry's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Group Exhibition and took place at Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin, Germany from the 23 June 2017 to 05 August 2017.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the resulting rise 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 authority 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 extent outshined by their respective impact 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 radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led organisation of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, fundamentally characteristic of British modernism, it involved artists renowned for their association to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary era 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 Robert Fry

Robert Fry was born in 1980 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Robert Fry