Tristano Di Robilant

1964 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Tristano Di Robilant is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Tristano Di Robilant was born in 1964. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Chris Ofili, Sam Taylor-Johnson (Taylor-Wood), Chantal Joffe, Tacita Dean and David Shrigley.

Galleries

Tristano Di Robilant's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Italy and Germany. Galleries include Intragallery in Naples, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo in Rome, as well as PRISKA PASQUER in Cologne.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been a crucial centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated considerable wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the influence 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 major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, groups 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 characterize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists part of 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 Tristano Di Robilant

Born in 1964, Tristano Di Robilant was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Tristano Di Robilant

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