Suzanne Treister

1958 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Suzanne Treister is an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Suzanne Treister was born in 1958. Also born in the United Kingdom around 1958 and of the same generation are Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor and John Akomfrah.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Suzanne Treister's work is available for viewing at Annely Juda Fine Art in London, the United Kingdom. Suzanne Treister most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Annely Juda Fine Art in London (18 September 2019 until 01 November 2019) with the exhibition From SURVIVOR (F) to The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Spacetime). Suzanne Treister's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Works from SURVIVOR (F) (06 October 2017 - 12 November 2017) at IMT Gallery in the United Kingdom and TRANS WORLD (07 June 2019 - 09 August 2019) at Nicodim Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated tremendous wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been significantly eclipsed by the status 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 hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, guilds 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 that epitomize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists related to the Bloomsbury group. Some significant 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 Suzanne Treister

Suzanne Treister was born in 1958 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European ideologies of phenomenology, allied with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they aimed to give life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Suzanne Treister

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