Ryan Gander

1976 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Ryan Gander is a mid-career established artist, who was born in 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

Ryan Gander is represented by two galleries. These are Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom and Lisson Gallery | West 24th Street, New York in the United States. Ryan Gander's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Annotated Reader at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 19 June 2019 until 13 July 2019. Ryan Gander's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Marcelle Alix in Paris (03 April 2019 - 31 May 2019) with the name de l'amitié and Esther Schipper in Berlin (25 April 2019 - 14 June 2019) with the name Some Other Life. Ryan Gander's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called de l'amitié and took place at Marcelle Alix in Paris, France from the 03 April 2019 to 31 May 2019.

Ryan Gander in private collections

Ryan Gander's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Marco Serraglio. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Alessandro Simonini, Willy Spiller, and Choi Jun Kun.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued tremendous wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the contemporary period, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed 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 an important focal point in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement setting the tone 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 epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy 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

Ryan Gander was born in 1976, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Ryan Gander

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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