Steven Pippin

1960 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Steven Pippin is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Steven Pippin was born in 1960. Born in the same country and around the same year are Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst and Ian Davenport.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Steven Pippin's work. These are Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy and Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Harlem in the United States. Steven Pippin's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleria Enrico Astuni in Bologna (22 September 2018 until 05 January 2019) with the exhibition WORK (WITHIN A WORK). Steven Pippin's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Solo exhibition, which took place at Galerie Rupert Pfab in Düsseldorf, Germany (13 March 2020 - 09 May 2020).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth through colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary period, Britain had been largely 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 focal point 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. Ground-breaking artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some notable 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 Steven Pippin

Steven Pippin was born in 1960 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Steven Pippin