Tom Anholt

1987 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Tom Anholt is an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom, like other prominent artists such as Mau Mau, Jonathan Owen, John E. Whowell, Robert Fry, and Michael Kirkham. Tom Anholt was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tom Anholt is represented and exhibited by Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tom Anholt's work has most recently been exhibited at Josh Lilley in London (25 April 2019 until 21 May 2019) with the exhibition Preparing for What. Tom Anholt's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Stains on a Decade (05 June 2019 - 02 August 2019) at Josh Lilley in London and Blue (30 August 2019 - 11 October 2019) at Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen. Tom Anholt's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Sixty and took place at Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 03 February 2017 to 11 March 2017.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued considerable wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary era, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became a significant 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. Major artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists related to 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 Tom Anholt

Tom Anholt was born in 1987 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Tom Anholt

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