Timothy Davies

1983 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Timothy Davies is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other renowned artists such as James Capper, Si Scott, Neill Kidgell, David Barnett, and Roger Hiorns. Timothy Davies was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Timothy Davies' work is available for viewing at Sandy Brown located in Berlin, Germany. Timothy Davies is currently exhibiting at Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in Naples with the exhibition Parabasis (01 February 2020 - 11 April 2020). Timothy Davies' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Group Exhibition (01 November 2019 - 29 November 2019) at Weiss Falk in Basel and Forever Teddy Complex (26 March 2019 - 19 April 2019) at Sandy Brown in Berlin.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern period, Britain had been significantly 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 focal point 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. Ground-breaking artistic movements in British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some notable 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 Timothy Davies

Timothy Davies was born in 1983 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Timothy Davies

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