Ryan Gander

1976 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Ryan Gander is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Ryan Gander was born in 1976. Born in the same country and around the same year are Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Ryan Gander's work, including galleries in countries such as Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Ryan Gander's work include Galerie Dvir in Brussels, Quartz Studio in Turin, as well as FF projects in Mexico City. Ryan Gander's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition EVERYTHING AT ONCE at Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 05 October 2017 until 10 December 2017. Ryan Gander's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom (22 September 2017 - 11 November 2017) with the name Lisson Presents… 11 artists through time and Galerie Dvir in Belgium (12 January 2018 - 23 February 2018) with the name Dance to the Music of Time. Ryan Gander's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Original Fake and took place at Maisterravalbuena Galería | Madrid in Spain from the 27 May 2017 to 29 July 2017.

Ryan Gander in private collections

On Artland, Romain Leclere includes works by Ryan Gander, but also others by Choi Jun Kun, Isabel Alonso Vega, and Alessandro Simonini, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued vast wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. In the modern era, Britain had been to a great extent eclipsed by the influence of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 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, associations 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 in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some significant 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 Ryan Gander

Born in 1976, Ryan Gander was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Ryan Gander

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 14

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