Sinta Tantra

1979 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Sinta Tantra is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Sinta Tantra was born in 1979. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Sinta Tantra's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom and Germany. Galleries include Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, Melior Place and Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom, and Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany. Sinta Tantra's work are currently exhibiting at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, Melior Place in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Modern Times (20 March 2020 - 17 May 2020). Sinta Tantra's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom (27 July 2018 - 01 September 2018) with the name Your Private Sky and Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany (07 November 2019 - 06 December 2019) with the name Strangers in Town. Sinta Tantra's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Your Private Sky and took place at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom from the 27 July 2018 to 01 September 2018.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been a crucial 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 influences of other countries and continents. In the modern era, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the reputation 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 cutting-edge movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, guilds and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy 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 Sinta Tantra

Sinta Tantra was born in 1979 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. 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. A number 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 YBAs 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 gained 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 entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Sinta Tantra

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